1856 G$1 Upright 5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Gold Dollars 1849-1889

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
7541
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
1.70 grams
Mintage:
1,762,936
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 125
65 or Better 8
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 49 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 41 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 41 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 81 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3258, $16,450

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3258, $16,450

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
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.