Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 14,632
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: $59.87 (9/16/2014)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 S G$1 MS obverse 1854 S G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As an issue, the 1854-S is a paradox. In lower grades it is highly touted as the only S-mint Type One gold dollar, and its scarcity is often overstated. However, at the Gem level it is virtually ignored by specialists, undoubtedly because its extreme rarity at this level prevents it from being promoted.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1854 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 175 235 300 425 540 540 975 1100 1350 2000 2675 3350 4400 6250 14000 31500 - - - - -
$ 600 1075 1200 1650 2350 2975 3750 5400 7750 19000 33000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 143
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/19/2004 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1872, 1872/Lot# 1895 $1,320.00
9/6/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1484 $4,140.00
12/4/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1791 $1,265.00
1/3/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12570 $287.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4733 $3,220.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4104 $2,996.25
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8015 $477.05
6/29/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 226 $1,850.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202740 $3,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37244552762070589110471186157717922069223324642910330347686324959313778201112980644811
39647255864876794310931316164818842123231026123041379152867413109881588923342348070
0000001093131616481884212323102612304137915286741310988158892334200
0000001139144617201976217823872761317242795805850312383180002657400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2910
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2069
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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