Date…….1855-C Grade…….PCGS EF45 CAC PCGS Price Guide.….…...6000 Population (PCGS).…..…..21/64 Population (NGC).…….…..26/143 Population (CAC).….…..….3/10 Serial Number…….7533.45/36722755 PCGS Lookup Number…….7533
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$1.00 - 1855-C PCGS EF45 CAC - $7250
POPULAR PCGS/CAC EF45 1855-C GOLD DOLLAR
The 1855-C is an important one-year type which represents the only Type Two gold dollar from Charlotte. It is seen with some regularity in EF grades but most coins in these holders are wretched, partly due to sloppy manufacturing and partly due to numismatic abuse.
This is the nicest EF45 1855-C gold dollar I can recall having seen (not including undergraded coins in old holders, of course) and it really should have graded AU50. It is well detailed and struck on a high quality planchet with just a bit of roughness confined to the central reverse. The color is a rich, even russet and the overall detail is outstanding, given the issue.
No PCGS EF$5 1855-C gold dollar with CAC approval has ever sold at auction. There were two APRs in 2014 for nice non-CAC pieces at $6,169 and $6,463, respectively.
If you buy coins strictly according to price guides, this coin won’t make sense to you. But if you have been looking for a choice 1855-C, you are no doubt well aware of how awful most of the pieces in AU50 and AU53 holders are.
CAC has approved three in this grade with 10 finer.