1870-S G$1 MS65

PCGS#: 7570

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): One of the most popular dates in the series, and because of this popularity (due no doubt to its being the last branch mint gold dollar), the 1870-S brings a substantially higher price than many other gold dollars that are actually more rare. Almost all known specimens are either Unc. or AU, except for those that have been mounted and used as jewelry. All of the specimens that I have seen have recutting on the lower curve of the S. I am not sure, however, whether this is diagnostic of all 1870-S gold dollars.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,000 Weight: 1.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 125 R-7.7 7 / 49 TIE 10 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 16 / 49 TIE 34 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 5 / 49 TIE 11 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade   "Consigned by a financial institution" - Heritage 2/2002:6692, not sold
2 MS65 PCGS grade  

Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade