Evenly worn with pleasing medium to deep natural coloration on the obverse and the reverse. The strike is typical for the issue with some weakness at the centers but all of the details are defined except for the bow knot. The surfaces are especially clean which is uncommon for this issue. The 1859-D tends to be found in either very low grades or higher grades (AU55 and above) making it a hard issue for the collector on an average budget to acquire. This is a really solid example that would fit nicely into a date set of D mint gold dollars.