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    1858-S Gold Dollar, MS65
    The Sole Finest Example Known
    Ex: Memorable-Bareford-Bass
    Breen's Only 'Census' Coin

    1858-S G$1 MS65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. With a mintage of only 10,000 pieces and a limited survival rate, the 1858-S gold dollar is somewhat underrated, especially in Mint State. PCGS lists only 15 submissions of a Mint State example, with another 13 Uncirculated coins reported at NGC. The majority of these pieces are in MS61 and MS62. There are just a few coins known in MS63, and finer pieces are major rarities. The Condition Census of this issue consists of three MS64 coins (two at PCGS and one at NGC) and this sole MS65 (9/20).

    As the sole finest 1858-S gold dollar known, the Simpson coin is of profound importance to Registry collectors. With a provenance traced definitively back to Numismatic Gallery's "Memorable Collection" sale of 1948 (and possibly as early as Stack's 1944 Bell sale), it has for decades been considered the single finest-known 1858-S gold dollar. The strike is remarkably sharp despite evidence of die wear in the form of a die bulge on the lower reverse and clash marks on both sides. Satiny honey-gold luster reveals only a few insignificant ticks and no major abrasions. The prime focal areas are clean, as one would expect of the lofty MS65 grade level. Population: 1 in 65, 0 finer (9/20).
    Ex: Possibly J.F. Bell (Stack's, 12/1944), lot 75; Memorable Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 3/1948), lot 73; Bareford Collection (Stack's, 12/1978), lot 36; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV (Bowers and Merena, 11/2000), lot 57.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25CK, PCGS# 7550)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part II ]

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    November
    19th Thursday 5:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    November
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part 2 Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 3001-3279) - 6:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, November 19, 2020.
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