1856 G$1 Upright 5 AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -50650
PCGS#: 7541

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold in Stack's Auction of Garrett / Hopkins University, Mar. 1976

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The data shows that there were 85 appearances of the 1856 gold dollar with Upright 5, and 169 of the 1856 Slanting 5. This, of course, would seem to indicate that the Upright 5 variety is only about twice as rare as the Slanting 5 variety. This ratio does not match my own experience, however, and I would estimate that the Upright 5 variety is more likely five to ten times as rare.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,762,936 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 300 R-6.4 26 / 49 TIE 41 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 22 / 49 TIE 41 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 7 / 49 TIE 14 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS64+ PCGS grade