Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 140,000
Catalog: KM-73
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.38 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 O G$1 MS obverse 1852 O G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The '52-O is the rarest Type One Gold Dollar after the 1850-O. While Winter's 1992 estimate of 19-20 coins extant in Mint State is probably no longer accurate, there can be no doubt that the 1852-O remains a conditionally challenging issue with a rapidly dwindling certified population above the MS62 level.

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Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1852 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 170 215 240 280 280 410 470 560 700 1275 1500 2300 4350 13000 26000 36000 - - - -
$ 300 420 500 600 800 1325 1750 2675 5500 11900 29000 38600 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 456
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/13/2003 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23053, 23053/Lot# 13505 $195.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1272 $937.25
9/19/2010 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2735 $322.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5317 $1,840.00
10/30/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3163, 3163/Lot# 3265 $360.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5270 $1,610.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8008 $472.35
11/24/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148083 $380.60
2/27/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5141 $884.78


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1113514095976747451057122914521583223329103427436178991199818456287184516071697
11117370471622697849111413031495179924583082373855409265141502187634198540050
00000069784911141303149517992458308237385540926514150218763419800
000000721953117113771539201626843254404967191063116303252973967900
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2233
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2233
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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