1849 G$1 Open Wreath (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Gold Dollars 1849-1889

PCGS MS69

PCGS MS69

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
7502
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
12.70 millimeters
Weight:
1.70 grams
Mintage:
687,567
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 22 / 26 70 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 1,750 R-4.7 22 / 26 70 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 16 / 26 46 / 81 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 1,750
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-4.7
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 22 / 26
60 or Better 22 / 26
65 or Better 16 / 26
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 70 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 70 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 46 / 81 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS69 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2014:3334, $61,687.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

"Longfellow" Collection - Heritage 2/2010:1357

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS69 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2014:3334, $61,687.50

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade

"Longfellow" Collection - Heritage 2/2010:1357

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The first Gold Dollars debuted in 1849, the result of a large influx of gold from California. The first versions are of the Open Wreath variety, showing the tips of the wreath distant from the 1 of the denomination. Later in the year, the Closed Wreath variety became the design of choice and was used until the end of the Type I series in 1854. The 1849 Open Wreath design includes both the With L and the No L varieties (these refer to the designer's initial which appears, or does not, on the truncation of the bust). Apart from the single No L variety, researcher John Dannreuther has identified three different With L varieties.

PCGS alone has certified well over 1,000 1849 Open Wreath Gold Dollars, allowing collectors to choose from large numbers of MS62 to MS64 examples. Even Gems are relatively common, but MS67 and better examples are exceedingly rare. For mind-blowing quality, there's always the PCGS MS69 -- one of the finest Gold Dollars of any date.