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Obverse of 1855-O Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1855-O Gold Dollar

  
1855-O GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS No: 7535

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
55,000
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: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 162, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3919, "Type 2", illustrated, sold for $6,037.00

NGC MS-60.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 627, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1394, sold for $6,037.50  Ex:  Stack's Spring Sale, April 1978, Lot 767

NGC AU-58 (illustrated above). Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2054, sold for $2,185.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2105, sold for $2,300.00

Choice AU.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 977, plated, sold for $1,092.50

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2106, sold for $747.50

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 46, illustrated, sold for $977.50  From the Abe Kosoff's 1968 ANA Sale, Lot 1442

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 9 MS-64's.

Varieties:

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