||1851-C G$1 AU58 NGC. Variety 3. This variety is identified by the following: a crack appears from the rim to the second S in STATES, the first 1 in the date is below the left side of the O in DOLLAR, and the date is high. The 1851-C is one of the most common Charlotte gold dollars in circulated grades. It is scarce in the lower levels of Uncirculated and rare in MS63 and finer. The yellow-gold surfaces of this near-Mint State specimen retain luster in the recessed areas. The design elements are well-struck, including Liberty's hair and most of the star centers. Minor softness is noted at the upper-right reverse border, a typical characteristic of the date. Neither side is significantly marked. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1968.13. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.