||1849-O G$1 Open Wreath MS65 NGC. CAC. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This variety is attributed by the repunched R in DOLLAR. The 1849-O Open Wreath dollar is obtainable with little difficulty in the lower Mint State levels but Gems are seldom seen and are quite desirable. In fact, NGC and PCGS have graded only 11 MS65s and four pieces finer. The lustrous, greenish-gold surfaces of the present offering exhibit sharply struck design features, including the reverse elements that are often weak on this issue. Moreover, both sides have been well cared for, a significant attribute of this particular coin, for as Winter writes: "Most 1849-O gold dollars are seen with numerous scuffmarks and abrasions." This is a lovely example, well-deserving of the CAC endorsement. Census: 7 in 65, 4 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 @ $17.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $11816.98. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.