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SERIES: Liberty Gold Dollars 1849-1889
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1850 G$1 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
7509
Diameter:
12.70 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
481,953
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$55,813 • NGC MS68 • 1-9-2013 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 600 R-5.8 17 / 26 TIE 53 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 275 R-6.5 17 / 26 51 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 11 / 26 TIE 27 / 81 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS estimated grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman, 1907 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/27/1982:6, $11,000 - Victoria Rose Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5775, $55,812.50

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers, who obtained the coin circa 1975 - Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4240, $32,900

4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS estimated grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman, 1907 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/27/1982:6, $11,000 - Victoria Rose Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5775, $55,812.50

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers, who obtained the coin circa 1975 - Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4240, $32,900

4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  

"Longfellow" Collection - Heritage 2/2010:1367

6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Generally lumped together with the 1851, 1852, 1853, and 1854 as a "common date" Type I gold dollar, but both experience and our auction tally clearly indicate that it is decidedly more scarce that the later Philadelphia Mint dates of this type.