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1859-C Gold Dollar Obverse      1859-C Gold Dollar Reverse


PCGS No: 7552


Circulation strikes: 5,235
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, North Carolina) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company

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

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63 (illustrated below).  Purchased by Douglas Winter at the 2001 FUN show - North Carolina collector.  PCGS #6584792

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 419, illustrated, not sold

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 679, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

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

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3921, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1411 @ $5,750.00

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

Obverse of 1859-C Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1859-C Gold Dollar

Images courtesy of Douglas Winter Numismatics