||1853-O G$1 MS64 NGC. CAC. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This variety is attributed by the bold die lines from the border to ITE in UNITED. Near-Gem examples of the 1853-O gold dollar, such as the present offering, are scarce; indeed, NGC and PCGS have graded only 70 pieces at this level and 18 coins finer. Both sides display pleasing luster that emanates from surfaces toned in yellow-, copper-, and greenish-gold. All design elements are sharply struck, and both obverse and reverse are devoid of significant contact marks and copper spots that are frequently seen on this issue. The foregoing attributes combine to yield great overall eye appeal. Census: 39 in 64 (1 in 64+), 12 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 @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.