||1849 G$1 No L MS63 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Mintage estimates of the 1849 No L gold dollar range from 1,000+ (Garrett and Guth) to 10,000 or more (Bowers). Regardless of which production figure is taken as correct, most extant examples are in mint condition, since many were saved for their novelty as the first year of the new denomination. This date is available through near-Gem. Gems are very challenging and higher-grade specimens are exceedingly rare. The present Select offering displays pleasing luster on yellow-gold surfaces that are imbued with traces of apricot. The design elements are sharply struck throughout, and neither side reveals significant contact marks, a significant point for this MS63 that yields above-average eye appeal. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $50.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1351.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.