Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by MDO, Jun 23, 2021.
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Overall, this is a really nice piece. Charlotte and Dahlonega gold is a lot different form other areas. Quite often AU is the best grade you can find or afford.
You might look at this piece. Could it have been lighted a bit over the last 168 years? Maybe, but also maybe not. This gold after all, and gold does not react to the vast majority of chemicals, including most acids. It’s not a definitive call. One thing for sure is that this coin has Mint State sharpness. Despite the fact that 1853 is probably the most common date for a Dahlonega $5 gold, that is quite remarkable.
This coin has obviously been dipped. I knew that when I bought it. The question is, how much are you willing to spend to get a very scarce coin that Dahlonega collectors consider to be a one year type. (Liberty Head $5 gold with the mint mark on the obverse.). I opted to spend a bit less.
I think I'll post my next potential purchase up here for feedback before I drop $4K or more on some Charlotte gold since I plan to stay in the AU 55 or better grade.........appreciate the feedback from all.....
Sorry, but you will never find a coin like that in an EF holder these days. I thought at one time that I could find a Charlotte or Dahlonega coin in an EF that would please me, but that is almost impossible. Most of them are VF-30s using the older standards at best.
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