1879 G$1 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -35054
PCGS#: 7580

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Greeen; Mehl (1949) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1980

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Moderately scarce, but generally available in choice condition when available at all. More rare than the 1880 despite the latter' significantly lower mintage. Varieties exist of the 1879 with some or all of the letters of LIBERTY missing. Deceptive first strikes are occasionally offered as proofs, and true proofs are very rare.

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 600 R-5.8 33 / 49 TIE 53 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 525 R-5.9 34 / 49 59 / 81
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 31 / 49 50 / 81

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS estimated grade   "Longfellow" collection - Heritage 2/2010:1433