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1851-C ONE DOLLAR - GOLD

PCGS No: 7514

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 
41,267
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 12.7 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 25.8 grains (1.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "C" (for Charlotte, NC) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Elrod collection - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 617 at $17,825.00, where it was described (in part) as follows"...identifiable by a very faint tick mark on the lower right base of the 1 in the denomination, which continues as an almost invisible scratch through the center of the A in DOLLAR to the wreath just above the first berry on the inside right branch. The reverse die is lightly clashed, and there is a die crack through the tops of F AM in OF AMERICA."

PCGS MS-64 (illustrated below).  Sold as part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2083 at $4,255.00  From the sale of the Morgan, Leckar, Columbia, and Time Capsule Collections, November 1998, 2126

ANACS MS-62.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2037 at  $2,185.00

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 415, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7130, not illustrated, sold for $1,667.50

AU-50 Repunched Mintmark.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 17, illustrated, sold for $862.50 From Abe Kosoff's 1968 ANA Sale, Lot 757

Net EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2084 at $345.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1358 at $575.00

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1359 at $258.75

ANACS VF-20 Cleaned.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3908, "ANACS Grade reads EF Details, Net VF-20, Scratched-Cleaned.", not illustrated, sold for $333.00 

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Obverse of 1851-C Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1851-C Gold Dollar

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company