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1850-C $1.00 PCGS MS62

Mintage: 6,966


All of the branch mint gold dollars from 1850 are rare and undervalued in higher grades. The 1850-C is the second rarest of nine Type One gold dollars from Charlotte. Of the 6,966 struck, around 200-250 are known with most in the EF40 to AU50 range. In Uncirculated, the 1850-C is a rare coin with maybe a dozen accounted for.


This is an unusual coin in that it is both semi-prooflike (with far more reflectiveness than usually seen for a Charlotte product) and extensively toned with reddish-gold and iridescent blue color seen on the obverse and the reverse. The strike is uncommonly bold for this issue with complete definition seen at the centers and borders on both sides. There are a few light scuffs in the left obverse field and a tiny dig on the reverse around 4:00.

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Taken on May 19, 2014