Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,460
Catalog: KM-86
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.48 (8/20/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 D G$1 MS obverse 1856 D G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

All 1,460 examples produced were coined from a single pair of dies in May, 1856. There are approximately 80 to 90 pieces known of this issue. We can account for four or five Uncirculated coins.

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Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1856 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1300 1950 3050 4250 6800 6800 9000 10000 11750 16500 33000 37000 52000 - - - - - - - -
$ 7500 9750 11000 12500 20000 35500 37200 56000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 33
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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8/16/2007 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2409, 2409/Lot# 1140 $7,168.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4525 $31,050.00
8/12/2008 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28083, 28083/Lot# 23644 $10,637.50
12/2/2010 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4258 $5,462.50
1/3/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4702 $37,375.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5038 $1,645.00
1/8/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6377 $4,700.00
1/8/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6376 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111233529103601384340645412606868667317898012552178522581637926565501111
117792526314036813916451356306334701678711017014318205062985244134565501110
0000003916451356306334701678711017014318205062985244134565501100
0000003990496258496600716684251136116085231613388950342565501100
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