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1857-C Gold Dollar Obverse      1857-C Gold Dollar Reverse

  
1857-C GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS No: 7545

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 13,280
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

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-61's.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-61 (illustrated above).  Sold as part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1403 @$1,955.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 52, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00  From Stack's sale of December 1972, Lot 496

Net EF-40, Repaired.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1212, illustrated, sold for $862.00

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