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Obverse of 1857-S Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1857-S Gold Dollar

  
1857-S GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS No: 7547

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
 Gold - 90%
Silver and Copper - 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 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 641 @$1,265.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 54, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00  Purchased from Bob Beckert, April 27, 1973

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1405 @$115.00

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