1856-S $1.00 PCGS AU50

The 1856-S is the only Type Two gold dollar from the San Francisco and it is one of four one-year types of this design (along with the 1855-C, 1855-D and 1855-O). The 1856-S is not an especially rare issue but it is popular and very hard to find with original color and surfaces. This piece has lovely natural green-gold and orange hues on the obverse and reverse and it is nicer than most 1856-S dollars that I see offered for sale in AU55 holders. This is the variety with the crazily doubled mintmark on the reverse (it is common but extremely cool) and there is a massive obverse crack from the throat down into the left field.