1855 G$1 MS 66

  • $52,500.00

PCGS No: 7532
Type: Type 2, Indian Princess, Small Head
Year: 1855-P
Denomination: G$1
Category: Gold Dollar (1849-1889)
Grade: MS 66
Certificate Number: 26196831


Creamy ultra Gem!!!!! The Type Two (1855-1856) gold dollar is the “king” of the major U.S. gold type coins. Of the twelve major U.S. gold types, the Type Two gold dollar is by far the hardest to find in Gem condition. Back in the day, when collectors used to send “want lists” to dealers, it seemed like every gold type coin want list we saw had a Type Two gold dollar as a top “want”. Maybe the wide flat design too easily attracts marks. Also, for some reason strike is a big issue and often at least two of the date's numerals are so weak they are barely visible. Also, there were very few gold coin collectors at the time because of the high value of the coins. The is a spectacular Gem. It has very creamy original gold luster. The strike is very bold for this issue. This is one of the better examples we have seen. To give you an idea of the demand for this issue, the price record is $180,000 in August, 2022. A super important gold rarity!!