1857-C GOLD $1
NGC MS61This 1857-C Gold $1Dollar, graded NGC MS61 is a rare find, with only 5 NGC MS62 None Finer. Although the Mint issued the first Type III gold dollars in 1856, the first examples were not struck in Charlotte until the following year. The only known die pair for the 1857-C gold dollar was used to strike this Variety 1, which is the only variety known. The 1857-C gold dollar is probably best known for the overall poor quality among the surviving examples.
The original mintage at the Charlotte Mint was only 13,280 pieces, and today it is believed that a mere 115-125 examples are that are left in all grades. This is one of the finest examples. The 1857-C is extremely rare in mint condition, with only a small handful of coins known in MS60 or finer grades.
Mint State coins are extremely rare, with fewer than 10 specimens known, none of which are better than MS62. PCGS graded only 1 in MS61 with only one higher in MS62, NGC graded 6 in MS61 with only 5 higher in MS62, and NGC Price Guide is $16,000. High-grade 1857-C gold dollars are very difficult to grade and rarely offered for sale. This historic gold coin won't last!