The 1849-D dollar is the most available gold coin from the Dahlonega mint, making it perfect for the new collector. This example is quite choice for the grade with nice dark green-gold color and very clean surfaces. The obverse is slightly weak as often seen at the center while the reverse is sharp with a full date. An old scrape below the 49 in the date is barely noticeable. While certainly not "rare" in the absolute sense of the work, nice affordable 1849-D dollars aren't easily located and this piece would be a perfect introduction to the Wonderful World of Dahlonega.