Estimate: 2'000 USD
Starting price: 1 USD
Price realized: 4'800 USD
1859-C Gold Dollar. AU Details--Cleaned (PCGS).
An overall handsome example of this scarce Charlotte issue. The high points are bright from a light wipe but the surfaces are otherwise well composed, with traces of frosty luster still apparent in the protected regions. Softness at the centers is typical for the issue, though the obverse shows exceptional sharpness. Attractive and technically well-produced.
A historically significant issue, the 1859-C is the final gold dollar produced at the Charlotte Mint. It is also one of the rarest and most challenging to locate in any grade. The mintage was a modest 5,235 pieces and the vast majority of coins entered commercial channels and remained there until worn out or lost. An example with strong AU sharpness like the present example is an important find for collectors.
PCGS# 7552. NGC ID: 25CM.