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Lot 3182


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Type Coin
Title Lot 3182
Date 1855
Side obverse
Grade 62
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7535
Denomination G$1
Mint Mark O
Description 1855-O G$1 MS62 NGC. CAC. Variety 2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1855-O is important as the only O-mint gold dollar of the Type Two design. A limited mintage of 55,000 pieces was accomplished, though circulated survivors are encountered with some frequency; yet in Mint State, the date is scarce in all grades and most examples are heavily abraded. This frosty example is unusually attractive for the grade; the luster exhibits soft green-gold hues and the grade-limiting abrasions are primarily faint luster grazes on each side. The design elements are well-defined, save for the very highest points on the hair and bow knot, as well as a few of the central reverse letters, which are typically weak on this issue. Census: 18 in 62, 15 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 @ $25.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $19975.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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