1854 G$1 Type 2 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 03754323
PCGS#: 7531

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): It is interesting to note that the auction survey indicates that the 1854 Type II and 1855 are virtually of identical rarity, both from the standpoint of number of appearances (222 and 223 respectively) as well as from the standpoint of average grade. The data also indicates that the 1854 Type II is the third most common of all gold dollars, and so the relatively high price it brings is due solely to its being a definite type coin. High grade examples, that is AU or Unc. pieces, are readily available, and even gem specimens are encountered with regularity. Many specimens show numerous clash marks on both obverse and reverse as well as a weakness in the LL of DOLLAR and the 85 of the date. Full date specimens, however, are definitely more common than they are for 1855.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 783,943 Weight: 1.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
320
4
290
1
6
295
8
300
10
305
12
310
1
15
315
45+
460
50+
530
1
53+
600
55+
700
58+
1,125
62+
3,600
1
63+
8,900
65+
38,500
4
66+
85,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 5 / 6 TIE 76 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 1,750 R-4.7 6 / 6 70 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 1 / 6 TIE 40 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  

James Walter Carter & Margaret Woolfolk Carter Collections - Stack's 1/1986:29 - David Akers “Auction '89” 7/1989:1341 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:624, $92,000 - Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2330, $149,500

1 MS67 estimated grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade Simpson Collection