||1852-O G$1 MS62 NGC. CAC. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The only known dies for this issue. The 1852-O gold dollar, from a mintage of 140,000 pieces, is often encountered in circulated grades. Lower-level Uncirculated examples are quite scarce and the date becomes extremely rare in near-Gem and finer. The yellow-gold surfaces of this MS62 specimen are tinged with hints of orange and apricot. The design elements are generally well-struck except for some of the usually seen softness in Liberty's curls at the temple and ear. The reverse is much better defined than normally seen, including the 8 in the date and the bases of LL in DOLLAR, areas that are typically weak. Both sides reveal fewer and less significant marks than normally encountered on this issue. The CAC sticker affirms the above-average eye appeal. Census: 50 in 62, 30 finer (8/14). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $20.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1762.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.