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1853-O Gold Dollar Obverse     1853-O Gold Dollar Reverse


1853-O ONE DOLLAR - GOLD

PCGS No: 7524

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 290,000
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: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 622, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. "Long Beach" Sale, September 23-24, 1999, Lot 6679

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 34, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00  Purchased from Julian Leidman, February 18, 1972

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 25 sold for $747.50

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 626 sold for $604.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2091 sold for $276.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 627 sold for $333.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7134, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1375 sold for  $276.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1376 sold for $230.00

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1198, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

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