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    Uncirculated 1860-D Gold Dollar
    From a Tiny Mintage of Only 1,566 Pieces

    1860-D G$1 MS61 NGC. Variety 12-P, the sole variety for the year. Mint State coins of this issue are quite rare, although a surprising number of survivors, mostly circulated, exist for a date with so tiny a mintage. Only 1,566 business strikes were produced, most of dubious quality including poor strikes and planchets. This example offers a typical strike for the issue, comprising the always-weak U in UNITED and softness on the top of the 6 in the date and the O in DOLLAR, which is nearly obliterated. The reverse rim at 3 o'clock shows little denticulation remaining, also strike weakness, and the bow details are incompletely brought up. But the luster is good and there is strictly no trace of high point rub, as expected. Light field chatter marks and planchet roughness account for the grade, but there are no singular abrasions. Census: 5 in 61, 4 finer (12/09).
    From The Longfellow Collection.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25CS, PCGS# 7556)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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