||1853-O G$1 MS63+ NGC. CAC. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The bold die lines from the border to ITE in UNITED confirm the variety. The 1853-O dollar is readily available through the MS62 level of preservation. Select and near-Gem examples will require more patience and searching to acquire, and higher-grade specimens are quite rare. The design elements of this high-end Select coin are well-struck, including the LL in DOLLAR and the 85 in the date, areas that are sometimes weak on this issue (Winter, 2006). Moreover, the lustrous yellow-gold surfaces imbued with traces of light green show fewer and less severe marks than normally seen for this date. Additionally, neither side possesses the mint-made copper spots frequently encountered on surviving examples. 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 $1645.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.