1858-D $1.00 PCGS MS61 CAC

It is hard to state this with certainty due to the position of the coin in the holder, but this piece looks to be a bit off center with a prominent border at the lower obverse and the corresponding reverse; if this is the case it is something that I have not seen before on any 1858-D dollar. I purchased this coin from a very savvy wholesale dealer at the Baltimore show who tried submitting it a number of times to PCGS for an MS62 grade. It is not hard to see why as it is sharp and vibrant with great luster and pleasing pale rose color. The 1858-D is the second most available Type Three gold dollar from this mint in higher grades (after the 1859-D) which makes it a good date for type purposes. There are probably around twenty or so known in Uncirculated with nearly all of these in the MS60 to MS62 range. This is the only 1858-D in MS61 that has been approved by CAC; only one finer Uncirculated coin has been approved as well.