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Overland Trail - 43rd

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About This Set: The Overland Trail Collection has been assembled with a balance of scarcity and eye appeal. In addition, all seven possible mints are represented in this collection. Key coins include the 1855-D (from the North Georgia Collection) and 1851-C gold dollars, the 1891-CC and 1908-D half eagles (Bass Collection). Historically significant is the inclusion of a 1857-S Double Eagle from the SS Central America. Other notables include a 1873 gold dollar as well as the 1857-O and 1914-D quarter eagles are richly and irridescently toned.

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Overland Trail

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
Gold Dollar, Type 1 (1849-1854) 7514 1851-C G$1 AU58 46 75 383312403
The California Gold rush and private minters like the Betchler's pressured Congress to adopt a new denomination, the gold dollar. The gold dollar was first produced in 1849 at all four mints, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Dahlonega, and Charlotte. This coin minted at the Charlotte Mint has beautiful golden toning and nice strike.
Gold Dollar, Type 2 (1854-1856) 7535 1855-O G$1 AU55 82 85 14443899
The most available Type II branch mint dollar. It is also the best made of the branch issues with good strikes and detail with exception to the 8 in the date. This particular specimen has a nice strike and detail with a strong date. Some slight reflective areas also are evident. The Type II design was abandoned after less than three years of use due to poor strikes. Most of the coins' dates wore off rapidly and were sent to the mint for melting resulting in very few coins remaining.
Gold Dollar, Type 3 (1856-1889) 7573 1873 G$1 MS64 225 76 33024123
Liberty $2-1/2 (1840-1907) 7784 1857-O $2.50 AU55 37 53 366055674
Indian $2-1/2 (1908-1929) 7947 1914-D $2.50 MS63 1225 984 2778124364
Indian Princess $3 (1854-1889) 7969 1854 $3 AU55 813 1272 347212119
Liberty $5 (1839-1908) 8394 1897 $5 MS63 359 229 2571815550
Indian Head $5 (1908-1929) 8511 1908-D $5 MS63 1386 447 216089808
Ex Bass. Yellow gold with golden copperery accents. Luster somewhat subdued as usually seen with this issue
Liberty $10 (1866-1907) 8709 1886-S $10 MS63 302 32 2981413304
Indian $10 (1907-1933) 8866 1910-D $10 MS64 727 169 186444570
Liberty $20 (1850-1907) 70000 1857-S $20 MS64 1088 772 5774510413
The loss of California gold with the sinking of the S.S. Central America in part caused the panic of '57. A mint-made die line through the lower left shield border lends the Spiked Shield nickname. Well struck and lustrous with a splendid reverse and a carefully preserved obverse. This lot is accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity S.S.C.A. #2153, signed by Tommy Thompson of the Columbus-America Discovery Group. Also included is the presentation box and faux book of issue, the latter inscribed to the Jayne Family.(#70000) (Registry values: P2)
St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933) 9158 1911-D $20 MS65 2097 607 13666837416