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

1868 G$1 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
7567
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
10,500
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$35,250 • PCGS MS68 • 8-16-2015 • 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 250 R-6.6 23 / 49 TIE 37 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 26 / 49 45 / 81
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 17 / 49 TIE 27 / 81 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4433, $21,150

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 1/2012:10535, $24,265 - Doug Winter - Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4268, $35,250

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor Collection - anonymous collector

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4433, $21,150

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 1/2012:10535, $24,265 - Doug Winter - Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4268, $35,250

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor Collection - anonymous collector

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This is the most common Philadelphia Mint gold dollar from 1863 to 1872 as one might reasonably suspect from the higher than average mintage for the period.

Ron Guth: The 1868 Gold Dollar is a common date relative to other dates in the series, but it is not as if there are hundreds of Mint State examples floating around at any given time.  In fact, Mint State examples tend to be low-end, as evidenced by the higher populations of PCGS-graded MS61 to MS63 examples.  Fortunately, a sufficient number of high-end examples exist to satisfy collector demand.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS66, includes a few MS67's, and finishes off with a couple of amazing MS68's.  

Most 1868 Gold Dollars show a shiny, diagonal streak connecting the right side of Liberty's bust with the rim to the left of the final A in AMERICA.  This was a Mint-caused anomaly in the die and should not be confused with a post-strike defect.