A popular scarcity, the 1859-D gold dollar was produced in a modest quantity of just 4,952 pieces. The present coin is bright yellow-gold with some natural luster despite the one-time cleaning. The planchet is somewhat uneven, not at all unusual for the date, and numerous clash marks dot each side. Additionally, the OL of DOLLAR and the 5 of the date are nearly non-existent owing to the strike, as are the IC of AMERICA on the obverse; this is the rule and not the exception for the date. Well worth more than a casual glance, this specimen would make an amply suitable filler of this elusive date.