This is one of only 3,533 examples struck and the 1857-D has long been, in my opinion, the most undervalued Type Three gold dollar from Dahlonega. This issue is extremely hard to find with nice color and choice surfaces; two characteristics that this coin has in spades. The obverse and reverse both show nice reddish-gold and green hues; the exact "right" shades for this date. There are just a few circulated 1857-D dollars known that haven't been cleaned and/or processed and examples with nice color are extremely hard to locate. This piece shows a typical strike with the usual weakness at the borders. The surfaces are free of any significant mint-made problems; what looks like a scratch at the upper obverse is mint-made and is seen on most higher grade examples. All in all, this is a very nice example of a scarce issue.