||1849 H10C MS65 NGC. Ex: Cruzan 1964. Produced in the first year of the California Gold Rush, the 1849 probably witnessed extensive melting through the mid-1850s. Nevertheless, this issue is relatively obtainable through the MS64 grade level but seldom finer. Strong satin luster provides this Gem with lovely visual appeal. Although both sides reveal pleasing toning, the colors are more vibrant on the reverse, with rich orange and red among the hues present. Multiple die cracks appear on the obverse. One of them extends from the rim through the left rock edge to stars 2 and 3. The other runs from the rim through the right rock edge to stars 11, 12, and 13, along with a subtle branch-crack from that second die crack to the rim. Census: 9 in 65, 11 finer (10/13). Ex: B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Mary Cruzan; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,645.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.