SOLD – $1.00 – 1855-O NGC AU55 CAC

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SOLD – $1.00 – 1855-O NGC AU55 CAC

2,900.00

Serial Number 3836434-014

PCGS Lookup Number 7535

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The 1855-O is numismatically significant as the only Type Two gold dollar from the New Orleans mint. It isn’t hard to find pieces graded AU55 but most have been cleaned or brightened and those with choice surfaces and natural color probably represent less than 10% of the slabbed population.

This deep russet example has slightly richer color on the obverse then on the reverse but the overall hues are rich and well-balanced. The strike is typical for the issue with some weakness at the centers, most notably on the 8 in the date. The eye appeal is far above average for the date and grade.

Two non-CAC AU55 examples (one in an NGC holder, the other in a PCGS holder) sold for $2,468 in the June 2015 Goldberg auction.

CAC has approved 12 in this grade with 32 finer.