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Lot 3170

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3170
Date 1849
Side obverse
Grade 62
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7507
Denomination G$1
Mint Mark D
Description 1849-D G$1 MS62 NGC. Variety 1-A. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Attributed by the mintmark being slightly left of center with the right edge below the knot of the bow. This was the first of the two Dahlonega varieties struck in 1849. Winter (2013) writes: {blockquote}"It is believed that between 1,622 and 6,593 examples using this reverse were struck in July, 1849. Surprisingly, it is considerably more common than variety 1-B (of which 14,995 to 19,966 pieces were coined), probably due to the fact that many were saved as souvenirs."{/blockquote} That said, the 1849-D, as a date, is very scarce in mint condition through MS63 and extremely rare any finer. The present MS62 specimen displays nearly full luster on its greenish-gold surfaces. The design elements are well-struck except for minor softness in the hair at Liberty's ear. A few minute marks are consistent with the grade designation. This is a very popular issue owing to its first-year status. Census: 28 in 62, 22 finer (8/14). 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 @ $300.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $5287.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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