Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,076,051
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: $62.49 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 G$1 MS obverse 1853 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Produced in staggering numbers for the era, the 1853 (4 million pieces struck) is the most plentiful Gold Dollar from the standpoint of total number of coins extant. An argument can also be made for labeling this issue as the most common in the entire Gold Dollar series of 1849-1889. One should have little trouble locating examples in grades up to and including MS65, although coins at the Gem level are scarce when compared to the number of high grade collectors in today's hobby. The true rarity of this issue, however, does not emerge until one crosses the Superb Gem threshold.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1853 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 175 220 260 260 285 300 315 380 505 660 775 1050 1650 4600 8100 21500 37500 153000 -
$ 270 290 310 325 430 520 685 825 1150 2450 5875 9250 22100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10386
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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9/6/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8514


Auction Prices Realized

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3/4/1995 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1995 Atlanta Signature Sale #133, 133/Lot# 5797 $14,300.00
9/1/1999 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1206, 1206/Lot# 1771 $253.20
11/13/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 113, 118/Lot# 1660 $264.50
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1300 $546.25
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3646 $862.50
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1092 $4,095.00
10/13/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 9926 $532.45
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4707 $6,462.50
3/2/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 174712 $605.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23025527830439552753955157258660762075410811488203333494431654593131391521078
23826228633443953154355857659361166486312161669247137095135746710847163020
0000005435585765936116648631216166924713709513574671084700
0000005475655816006157099721352185129104070584083901238100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1081
Owner: K M Lust
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 829
Owner: MorganMan
 
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