1859-S G$1 XF45

CERTIFICATION#: -35038
PCGS#: 7554

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Mehl Sale (1955) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $3300

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Reasonably scarce as a date (on a par with the 1857-S and 1858-S) but extraordinarily difficult to find better than EF as the data clearly shows. Out of 70 total offerings in the 192 auctions tallied, only 10 pieces graded AU or better! I personally have never seen a choice uncirculated specimen, and only two or three that could even really be called "slidders". Possibly the most underrated date in high grade in the entire gold dollar series.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 15,000 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 175 R-7.2 15 / 49 TIE 25 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 8 / 49 14 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 81

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade