U.S. Coins Gold Coinage $1 Gold

1861-D G$1 NGC AU50

Historically Important Gold Dollar

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Degree of Toning: 1/10
DLRC Inventory #: 2302129

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Item Description:
For a variety of reasons, the 1861-D is considered to be the most important and desirable gold coin produced at the Dahlonega mint. It is the single rarest collectible gold dollar, and it is the only issue conclusively produced entirely by the Confederacy. It is an issue with multiple levels of demand, and it has been coveted by collectors long before there was an established rare date gold market. An estimated 65-75 are known in total, with around a dozen or so having claims to Uncirculated status. Some of these higher graded coins have been processed and are no longer original as a result. Many others are off the market in tightly held collections. The coin offered here an incredibly preserved AU survivor. Smooth, fantastically clean surfaces blend olive-gold along with original luster to create a wonderful piece to view in hand. The central devices exhibit crispness and only the lightest among of wear is perceptible over the high-points. This is truly a rare opportunity to obtain a major U.S. piece of Confederate history.

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 7559 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Gold Coinage
Series: $1 Gold
Type: Princess large head, type 3
Years for Type: 1856-1889
Strike: Business
Denomination: Gold dollar
Mint Location: Dahlonega
Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Weight: 1.672g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 1,250