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

1854 G$1 Type 2 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
7531
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
783,943
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$161,000 • NGC MS68 • 1-1-2009 • Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 5 / 6 TIE 76 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 1,750 R-4.7 6 / 6 70 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 1 / 6 TIE 40 / 81 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  

James Walter Carter & Margaret Woolfolk Carter Collections - Stack's 1/1986:29 - David Akers “Auction '89” 7/1989:1341 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:624, $92,000 - Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2330, $149,500 - Stack's 1/2009:8579, $161,000

1 MS67 estimated grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1982:25, $30,800 - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:669, $126,500

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

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

James Walter Carter & Margaret Woolfolk Carter Collections - Stack's 1/1986:29 - David Akers “Auction '89” 7/1989:1341 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:624, $92,000 - Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2330, $149,500 - Stack's 1/2009:8579, $161,000

1 MS67 estimated grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1982:25, $30,800 - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:669, $126,500

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

5 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2010:2086 - Dr. Steven Duckor

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): It is interesting to note that the auction survey indicates that the 1854 Type II and 1855 are virtually of identical rarity, both from the standpoint of number of appearances (222 and 223 respectively) as well as from the standpoint of average grade. The data also indicates that the 1854 Type II is the third most common of all gold dollars, and so the relatively high price it brings is due solely to its being a definite type coin. High grade examples, that is AU or Unc. pieces, are readily available, and even gem specimens are encountered with regularity. Many specimens show numerous clash marks on both obverse and reverse as well as a weakness in the LL of DOLLAR and the 85 of the date. Full date specimens, however, are definitely more common than they are for 1855.