1856-S G$1 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Gold Dollars 1849-1889

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
7536
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
1.70 grams
Mintage:
24,600
Mint:
San Francisco
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 350 R-6.3 3 / 6 46 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 3 / 6 27 / 81
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 81
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 40
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 6
60 or Better 3 / 6
65 or Better 1 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 46 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 81
65 or Better 1 / 81

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #7536 (MS) 64

David Akers - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2005:127, $41,400 - Donald Kutz Collection - Heritage 1/2010:2088, $27,600 - Duckor Family Collection - Heritage 8/2015:4252, $44,650

1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
 
	PCGS #7536 (MS) 64 
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

David Akers - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2005:127, $41,400 - Donald Kutz Collection - Heritage 1/2010:2088, $27,600 - Duckor Family Collection - Heritage 8/2015:4252, $44,650

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): As one would suspect from the mintage, this date is much more scarce than the 1855-O in all grades. Strictly uncirculated specimens are very rare, although I have seen at least three specimens that I would call gem quality (MS-65 or better). The 1856-S has one interesting variety that is worth mentioning. It is the so-called "Double S" variety with the first S punched high and to the right, and then only partially affaced. Although this variety has been enthusiastically acclaimed to be a "great rarity" by several prominent dealers, in my experience it is really no more rare than the Normal S variety, and I have seen as many specimens with the Double S as without it. (In fact, two of the aforementioned gem specimens of this date were the Double S variety.)

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