1851-C Gold $1.00 PCGS MS63
North Georgia Collection pedigree. The 1851-C is by far the most available coin produced at the Charlotte mint. There are hundreds of pieces known and there are as many as 125-175 extent in Uncirculated. But this issue is scarce in properly graded MS63 and this grade, it seems to me, is the perfect point in the Mint State scale for most collectors as it is affordable yet cosmetically appealing. I have handled many 1851-C dollars in this grade and the present example is among the nicest. It is original and choice with thick, frosty luster below attractive rich yellow-gold color that is slightly contrasted by some deeper hues in the fields. The strike is sharp and even and there are just a few small scuffs in the fields.