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Obverse of 1851-O Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1851-O Gold Dollar


1851-O ONE DOLLAR - GOLD

PCGS No: 7516

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 290,000
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: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the wreath on the reverse

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

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 618, sold for $3,910.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7460, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8781, not plated, sold for $603.75

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1189, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1190, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 21, not illustrated, sold for $690.00  Purchased from P.C.B.R., September 21, 1972

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1630, not plated, sold for $546.25

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 958, plated, sold for $603.75

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7131, not illustrated, sold for $546.25

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1361, sold for $253.00

VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1191, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

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