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1860 Gold Dollar, MS67
1860 G$1 MS67 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The 1860 gold dollar is the
rarest Philadelphia Mint issue in the series prior to 1863. Fewer
than 40,000 pieces were struck, and unlike later low-mintage
issues, few were set aside. A scarce issue in all grades, it is
practically unknown above Gem. In MS67, the 1860 is a monumental
rarity, the likes of which we have only handled on one other
occasion all the way back in March 2004. In fact, this is that same
coin. In the 16 years since the coin was last offered publicly,
several important collections have come to market, but none of them
have included an 1860 of this caliber, highlighting the present
coin's profound importance.
Sole Finest Example
This gorgeous Superb Gem is strongly struck at the centers, although a couple of letters opposite the upper wreath are incompletely brought up. A prooflike and essentially pristine representative with lovely rose accents intermixed with the natural golden-orange color. As the sole finest 1860 gold dollar recognized at both services combined, we expect bidders for vie vigorously for this lot.
Ex: Mid-Winter ANA Signature (Heritage, 3/2004), lot 6065.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25CR, PCGS# 7555)
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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