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1853-C Gold Dollar Obverse     1853-C Gold Dollar Reverse


1853-C ONE DOLLAR - GOLD

PCGS No: 7522

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,515
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 The Charlottegold Company

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).   Part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 32, illustrated, sold for $7,475.00  Purchased from Abe Kosoff, August 1973

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8787, plated, sold for $2,300.00

EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5945, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1373, sold for $230.00

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

Obverse of 1853-C Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1853-C Gold Dollar

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin (2000 ANA Mid-Winter)