1848-D $2.50 PCGS VF30 CAC

I'm not certain that there's such a thing as a "Gem VF" branch mint gold coin but if there is, this example would qualify as such. It is evenly worn with very nice deep natural green-gold color that becomes iridescent at the obverse border; the reverse lettering is full of natural dirt. This piece would grade at least VF35 were it not for a small natural planchet flaw from star seven to the hair and a small dig on the rim above the tenth star. A choice, affordable Dahlonega quarter eagle that would be perfect for a collector just beginning to "get the bug" for Dahlonega gold coins.

CAC has approved this one coin in VF30 with just five finer for a total of six in all grades. From the RYK Collection.