||1849 G$1 Open Wreath With L MS64 NGC. CAC. Dannreuther-2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The concave, slightly basined or dished fields attribute this variety. Also, stars 3, 11, and 12 are noticeably repunched. Of the more than 688,000-piece mintage of 1849 Open Wreath gold dollars (both Without and With L), Bowers (2011) estimates that 20,000 are of the Dannreuther-2 or 3 variety. The lustrous surfaces of this near-Gem display yellow-gold patination laced with hints of light green. The design features are sharply impressed, including the individual strands of Liberty's hair, the star centers, and the leaf veins on the reverse wreath. Both sides are devoid of significant marks. 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 @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.