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Wreath on reverse - 4 known
Closed Wreath on reverse
The discovery of vast quantities
of gold in California prompted the issuance of a new American coin in 1849
- the Gold Dollar. Each of the four U.S. Mints in operation at the
time (Philadelphia, New Orleans, Dahlonega and Charlotte) produced Gold
Dollars, with Charlotte contributing 11,634 coins to the total.
The finest "Closed Wreath" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-63's.
The finest "Open Wreath" example graded by PCGS are 2 AU-58's.
PCGS MS-63. Sold as part of the
"North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in
January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.
PCGS MS-63. Ex- Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale"
October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7455, "Closed Wreath", illustrated, sold
for $14,375.00 Ex:
February 2000 Long Beach Sale (Heritage, 2/00), lot 6604, where it
Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex- Stack's "The September
Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1343,"Closed Wreath"
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional
Coin Grading Service