DESCRIPTION The Sole Finest 1849-D G$1 at PCGS1849-D Gold Dollar. MS-65 (PCGS).
This Gem is a monumental condition rarity from this historic and popular Southern gold issue. Sharply struck throughout, this beautiful example possesses strong luster and a semi-reflective finish. It is bathed in vivid golden-wheat patina with a natural planchet streak behind Liberty's hair that serves as a convenient pedigree marker. This MS-65 (PCGS) is one of the very finest known examples and ranks as the sole finest graded by PCGS. It represents the very pinnacle of preservation and simply cannot be improved upon.
Extremely popular for mintmarked type purposes, the 1849-D is the premier gold dollar from the Dahlonega Mint. Just 21,588 examples were struck during this gold-rush year, and only about 300 of which survive for today's collectors. The vast majority of these show signs of handling and surface impairment, leaving only 35 or so survivors in all Mint State grades, most of which are in grades of MS-63 and lower. A certified MS-65 example like this jewel has never been sold at public auction, emphasizing the true significance of this offering for advanced Registry Set participants.PCGS# 7507
.NGC ID: 25BD
PCGS Population: 1; none finer.