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1855-C Gold Dollar Obverse     1855-C Gold Dollar Reverse

  
1855-C GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS No: 7533

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
9,803
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
 Gold - 90%
Silver and Copper - 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

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-60 (illustrated above).   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 44, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of September 1973, Lot 1006

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3917, illustrated, sold for $7,187.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1392, sold for $3,450.00

Net VF-30, sharpness of VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. Lariviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 30, sold for $1,840.00  From Frank Wheeler, Battle Creek, Michigan to his widow, Nina, to their nephew Howard Hall, to our consignor via Hall's son-in-law Gene Peck

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 976, plated, sold for $2,185.00

Net Fine-12, sharpness of VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 31, sold for $431.25

Strong Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1393, sold for $488.75

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

Varieties:

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