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

1853 G$1 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS69

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
7521
Diameter:
12.70 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,076,051
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$152,750 • PCGS MS69 • 1-8-2014 • 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 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
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS69 PCGS grade  

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

1 MS69 PCGS grade  
1 MS69 PCGS grade  
4 MS68 PCGS grade  
5 MS67+ PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS69 PCGS grade  

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

1 MS69 PCGS grade  
1 MS69 PCGS grade  
4 MS68 PCGS grade  
5 MS67+ PCGS grade  
6 MS67 PCGS grade  
6 MS67 PCGS grade  
6 MS67 PCGS grade  
6 MS67 PCGS grade  
6 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.