1857 G$1 VF20

CERTIFICATION#: -35028
PCGS#: 7544

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $110

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): As a date, the 1857 is one of the more common gold dollars. However, really choice uncirculated specimens are surprisingly difficult to obtain. As one can see from the data, in the 192 auction catalogues tallied only 25 uncirculated pieces were offered. Contrast this for example to the 1877 where 42 uncirculated pieces were offered, or the 1880 where 83 uncs. were offered in the 192 sales. Yet, inexplecably, the 1857 invariably sells at a common date price.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 774,789 Weight: 1.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
310
6
315
8
320
10
325
12
330
15
335
20
340
25
345
30
350
35
355
1
40
360
6
45+
400
50+
440
53+
450
55+
450
58+
525
1
62+
825
63+
1,075
64+
1,550
65+
5,100
66+
10,000
67+
24,000
2
68
40,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,400 R-4.8 39 / 49 TIE 62 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 35 / 49 60 / 81
65 or Better 45 R-8.6 24 / 49 TIE 36 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor Collection
2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor Collection - anonymous collector
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade