1864 $1.00 PCGS AU55

This overlooked Civil War issue has an original mintage of just 5,900 and it is likely that no more than 150 or so survive in all grades. Despite its obvious scarcity, the 1864 is affordable and undervalued. It is almost never seen in circulated grades, suggesting that most were melted and those that survived were hoarded during the dark years leading up to the end of the war. This piece has nice bright yellow gold color, just a smidgen of wear and very clean surfaces. There are only three auction prices realized for the 1864 gold dollar in AU55 since 2003 and the last two examples, both graded by PCGS, brought $1,150 and $1,208 respectively.