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1854-S ONE DOLLAR - GOLD

PCGS No: 7527

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 14,632
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: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

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

Significant examples:
"Gem Uncirculated" (illustrated above).  Ex - Numismatic Gallery's 1949 ANA Sale, Lot 653, sold for $37 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "John Jay Pittman Collection - Part One", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 863, illustrated

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1200, illustrated, sold for $8,338.00

NGC MS-63.  Stack's 12/2003:817, $6,037.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1381, sold for $2,185.00  Ex: R.L. Miles Collection, Stack's, October 1968, Lot 24

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 37, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  From Stack's sale of the Harold S. Bareford Collection, December 1978, Lot 27.  Earlier from the Numismatic Gallery sale of the "Memorable" Collection, March 1948, Lot 72

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1382, sold for $603.75

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8788, not plated, sold for $207.00

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