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1851-D Gold Dollar Obverse     1851-D Gold Dollar Reverse


1851-D ONE DOLLAR - GOLD

PCGS No: 7515

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,882
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: "D" (for Dahlonega) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Hancock & Harwell Rare Coins

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8780, plated, unsold

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).  Part of the "Dukes Creek" collection, one of the finest collections of Southern Gold ever assembled!  (Editor's note - This coin may have been upgraded to MS-64, as no MS-63 example is listed in the June 2000 PCGS Population Report).

PCGS MS-62.  Sold as part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 18, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00  Purchased from Julian Leidman, January 15, 1971

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 19, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  From Stack's 1971 ANA Sale, August 1971, Lot 1897

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1360 @$4,600.00

Net AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 20, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  From Abe Kosoff's 1968 ANA Sale, Lot 758

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