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    1859-S Gold Dollar, MS64
    One of the Top Two Examples
    Ex: Simpson

    1859-S G$1 MS64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The San Francisco Mint ramped up gold dollar production by 50% from 1858 to 1859, when 15,000 coins were struck. Still, the California facility was far more interested in converting as much gold as possible into coinage as efficiently as possible, focusing on double eagle output at the expense of smaller denominations like this. The gold dollars that were struck actually saw circulation. Probably only a few hundred pieces survive. Mint State coins are genuine rarities. PCGS reports 11 Uncirculated grading events, possibly including resubmissions. Of those, this near-Gem is tied for finest with one other coin.

    The fields exhibit noticeable semiprooflike reflectivity, unsurprising for such a low-mintage issue, and each side features rich sun-gold color. This important top-graded gold dollar displays bold lettering, crisp headdress detail, and strong wreath elements. A few tiny ticks and hairlines barely prevent an even higher grade. An exceptional example and an exceptional opportunity. Population: 2 in 64, 0 finer (4/20).
    Ex: Richard C. Jewell Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 3/2005), lot 531.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25CP, PCGS# 7554)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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

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