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Lot 4516

1852-D $1 Gold Liberty. PCGS graded MS-61 PQ. A needle sharp strike and intensely lustrous with semi-prooflike surfaces around the protected areas. Deep golden color. A beauty! Truly a Premium Quality example.

Numerous die polish lines and clash marks, as struck. Douglas Winter alluded to this in Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint when he noted "due to a number of distinct striking characteristics, the surfaces of most 1852-D gold dollars have a decidedly 'busy' appearance. There are usually multiple clash marks before the face of Liberty and the nose is always broken. This is the result of die lapping and is evidenced by a shiny area in front of the forehead. In 1851 the Philadelphia Mint shipped two 1852-D reverse dies to the Dahlonega Mint. It is believed that only one saw service. It is known that today the 1852-D is significantly rarer than even its low mintage suggests, and is a prime key in the series in higher grades. Pop 7; 3 finer, 2 in 62, 1 in 63 (PCGS # 7519) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 8,500.

Realized $9,200

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