Scarce type 2. gold dollar. The special thing about this gem type coin is not only that it's scarce in such high grade, but there is no evidence of die clashing whatsoever on this piece. Estimates range from 10-15% of the coins produced at this period to be free of such obstructions and this coin is the first we have handled with this appearance in years. CAC approved for quality. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.
The final gold dollar to be issued at the Charlotte mint. Approximately 5,235 pieces were produced with an estimated 250 pieces surviving today, mostly in grades of XF and lower. Uncirculated examples are very scarce and desirable. Every known example is struck quite weakly at some point on the coin. The present example displays lovely olive-golden tints and solid luster.
For a variety of reasons, the 1861-D is considered to be the most important and desirable gold coin produced at the Dahlonega mint. It is the single rarest collectible gold dollar, and it is the only issue conclusively produced entirely by the Confederacy. It is an issue with multiple levels of demand, and it has been coveted by collectors long before there was an established rare date gold market. An estimated 65-75 are known in total, with around a dozen or so having claims to Uncirculated status. Some of these higher graded coins have been processed and are no longer original as a result. Many others are off the market in tightly held collections.This particular example is one of the more affordable versions of the historic date. With a mount removal noticeable around 12 o'clock on the obverse and the 6 o'clock spot on the reverse and a light obverse cleaning, this piece has a few minor issues. However, the D on the reverse is quite strong and this piece is still famous historically as being the only gold coin that can be confirmed to have been struck by Confederate soldiers in 1861.