*HIGHLIGHT OF ENTIRE AUCTION 1854 TYPE 2 Gold Dollar $1 Graded ms66 By SEGS (fc)

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***Auction Highlight*** 1854 TYPE 2 Gold Dollar $1 Graded ms66 By SEGS. The small 12.7 mm diameter of the Type I gold dollar brought about a few complaints of it being easy to lose, like the silver trime. To address this, Longacre enlarged the diameter to 14.3 mm, but he also completely revised the design, replacing it with an Indian design with a crown of feathers resembling his design on the newly introduced three-dollar gold piece. He also moved the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to the obverse from the reverse. The reverse laurel wreath was replaced with the cereal wreath Longacre employed on the three-dollar denomination and that was later adopted for the Flying Eagle cent. Even with these design changes, challenges faced Mint personnel when striking the coins. Because the weight of the denomination remained unchanged, the coins were made slightly thinner. The obverse Indian head bust of Liberty was in too high a relief for the thinner planchets, and most examples displayed poor definition in and around the centers. To further complicate matters, the dies often clashed early and frequently during press runs, and many survivors exhibit numerous pronounced clash marks. Bowers estimates 90% of all 1854 Type II dollars bear such clash marks on one or both sides. These striking deficiencies prompted the third and final redesign in 1856, enlarging the bust and flattening its relief profile. HIGHLIGHT ON THE ENTIRE AUCTION - Up for Auction is far and away the Single Finest Type II gold Dollar of any date we have ever brought to auction. What an AMAZING, SUPERB, and totally ORIGINAL 1854 Type 2 gold dollar. Ranking among the VERY FINEST KNOWN, you are likely never going to find another anywhere close to this monster! The surfaces are clean overall and look satiny. There is some light die clashing visible. A headlight blinding luster shows off the killer orange/yellow gold colors. Miss Liberty and the details are exceptionally struck from deeply clashed dies and have light frost. One look and you WILL say WOW! And no matter how picky you are, you will love this high end MS66! If you are working on a SUPERB set, this coin is for you. If a 67 was to come up for sale today, it would bring at least $100,000! I am including another ms66 which sold in 2015 for $70,500 for your comparison and an ms65+ that sold in 2016 for $35,250. I also included a second picture of our coin with the light at another angle so you can see the terrific detail in the center devices. A truly remarkable example. I wish you all Good luck! A Corey's Pick, Bid to Win, Don't let it get Away, you might not find its equal Coin. I give this coin my highest recommendation

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*HIGHLIGHT OF ENTIRE AUCTION 1854 TYPE 2 Gold Dollar $1 Graded ms66 By SEGS (fc)
*HIGHLIGHT OF ENTIRE AUCTION 1854 TYPE 2 Gold Dollar $1 Graded ms66 By SEGS (fc)
Lot number: 736
Seller: Key Date Coins
Event: Breathtaking Spring Coin Consigns Auction 3 of 6
Ends: Wednesday, May 5 | 5:45 PM  Eastern

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