1839 $1 Original PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -40843
PCGS#: 11444

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $125

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1839 saw the third consecutive year of issuance of the so-called Gobrecht Dollar.  Alas, it was also to be the last year for this majestic coin, for in 1840, the "flying eagle" reverse would be replaced with a more conservative eagle adapted from the gold coins of earlier years.

Surprising, isn't it, that the two foundations of our nation's monetary system - the Silver Dollar and the Eagle ($10) - were absent from the numismatic scene for over three decades, neither to re-appear again until the late 1830s.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"United States Patterns and Related Issues" by Andrew W. Pollock III

Diameter: 39.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 300 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
40
22,500
45+
25,000
50
26,000
1
50+
27,000
53
27,000
53+
27,000
55
28,000
2
55+
28,000
58
29,000
2
58+
29,500
61
37,000
1
62
47,500
1
62+
51,500
63+
79,000
64+
115,000
65
175,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 75 R-8.2 1 / 1 20 / 38
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 1 / 1 17 / 38 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 1 4 / 38 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR64 PCGS grade
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade