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

1864 G$1 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS69

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
7563
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5,900
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$77,625 • PCGS MS69 • 2-20-2005 • Superior Galleries
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 125 R-7.7 7 / 49 TIE 10 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 16 / 49 TIE 34 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 12 / 49 TIE 21 / 81 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS69 PCGS grade

Peach Set (PCGS Set Registry) - Superior 2/2005:3402, $77,625 - Simpson Collection

2 MS68+ PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - Bowers & Merena, Lot 30 - David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor

2 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS69 PCGS grade

Peach Set (PCGS Set Registry) - Superior 2/2005:3402, $77,625 - Simpson Collection

2 MS68+ PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - Bowers & Merena, Lot 30 - David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor

2 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS68 estimated grade  

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5351, $58,750

8 MS67 PCGS grade  
8 MS67 PCGS grade  
8 MS67 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Lower mintage than the 1863, but for some reason, not nearly as scarce. Many 1864 gold dollars show considerable evidence of die clashes on both the obverse and reverse and some specimens show the word LIBERTY in an arc below the date, similar to that seen on a number of other dates.

Ron Guth: The 1864 Gold Dollar is a scarce, low-mintage date and it is one of the more challenging issues of the decade.  Akers addressed the die clashing that affects many of the survivors, including those at the top end of the condition scale.  Even the amazing PCGS MS69 example (now in the Simpson Collection) exhibits die clashing on the obverse.  Gem and better examples are quite rare and fetch lots of money when they cross the auction block.  For example, the Simpson MS69 sold for over $77,000 when it last appeared at auction in 2005. The estate of the late, great David Akers contained a superb example that sold as an NGC MS69 in 2014 for $58,750.  Dr. Duckor, collectors extraordinaire, owns a PCGS MS68+ that he purchased from David Akers.  These are three of the most impressive 1864 Gold Dollars one is likely to ever encounter.