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1853-D Gold Dollar Obverse    1853-D Gold Dollar Reverse


PCGS No: 7523


Circulation strikes: 6,583
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 12.7 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 25.8 grains (1.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Dahlonega, GA) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1374 @$718.75

Sharpness of EF-40 but lightly polished.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 625 @$661.00

Net EF-40, sharpness of EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 33, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00  Purchased from Fred Sweeney, September 18, 1972

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service