1853 G$1 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Gold Dollars 1849-1889

PCGS MS69

PCGS MS69

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
7521
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
12.70 millimeters
Weight:
1.70 grams
Mintage:
4,076,051
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 11,000 R-2.9 26 / 26 81 / 81
60 or Better 7,000 R-3.6 26 / 26 81 / 81
65 or Better 275 R-6.5 18 / 26 55 / 81
Survival Estimate
All Grades 11,000
60 or Better 7,000
65 or Better 275
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-3.6
65 or Better R-6.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 26
60 or Better 26 / 26
65 or Better 18 / 26
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 81 / 81
60 or Better 81 / 81
65 or Better 55 / 81

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS69 PCGS grade

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5348, $152,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS69 PCGS grade
1 MS69 PCGS grade
4 MS68 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 7/2003:2419, $24,150

5 MS67+ PCGS grade

Kennedy Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5516, $21,150

5 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Driftwood” Collection

5 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2007:2195 - Heritage 1/2012:4245 - Heritage 1/2016:5517, $19,975

9 MS67 PCGS grade
9 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS69 PCGS grade

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5348, $152,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS69 PCGS grade
#1 MS69 PCGS grade
#4 MS68 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 7/2003:2419, $24,150

#5 MS67+ PCGS grade

Kennedy Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5516, $21,150

#5 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Driftwood” Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #5 MS67+ PCGS grade
#5 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2007:2195 - Heritage 1/2012:4245 - Heritage 1/2016:5517, $19,975

#9 MS67 PCGS grade
#9 MS67 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The mintage indicates it and the auction data confirms it: This is far and away the most common United States gold dollar. It is readily available in all grades including gem uncirculated.
Ron Guth:

Based on Population Report data, the 1853 Gold Dollar is THE most common date of the series - by far. However, that does not mean that the quality of this date is anything special, as most of the graded coins fall into the MS62 to MS63 grade range. Having said that, there are still hundreds of MS64 and MS65 examples from which to choose. Moving from MS66 to MS69, the populations taper off significantly. For type collectors, this date offers the best value for anyone looking for a superb Gold Doillar.