UPDATE: PCGS just announced that they are now provided "prooflike" designations to gold dollar coins. I have a few I will be sending in. Looking forward to the results!
American gold dollars are such unique pieces of history. I mean, imagine walking up to a business deal for say, a cow, and flicking a small gold coin on the table; "Deal, partner!"
And the mintages on this series are SO LOW! I really believe that the gold dollar is a "sleeper." Meaning, these coins are undervalued and will become more popular (and expensive) with time. In fact, the Grey Sheet publication just wrote an article to this effect:
"Focus on Gold $1 Dollar and $3 Princess Series". If you can find it, it's an interesting read.
So, I just picked this up and it's a great step towards working on my gold dollar collection. It's graded MS 65 by PCGS, which is incredible for a coin that is 136 years old! But, I think it's under-graded. Without a doubt, the coin has mirror-like fields and should get a DMPL (Deep Mirror Proof-Like) or DPL (Deep Proof-Like) grade. I will be sending it in for a re-grade, and hope that it gets graded accurately.
I only have about a half dozen of the coins in the series so far, but am looking forward to picking up a couple more in the next few months.
Learn all about this coin on the NGC Coin Explorer.