Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,533
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: $62.70 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 D G$1 MS obverse 1857 D G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1857-D has gained notoriety in recent years as the most undervalued Type Three gold dollar from this mint. There are an estimated 120 to 130 pieces known but the great majority are in well-circulated grades. Between five and seven Uncirculated coins are accounted for but a number of these are in the MS60 to MS61 range and may not have been regarded as 'new' by previous grading interpretations.

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Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1857 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 625 1050 1550 2550 2550 4150 4700 5250 7000 10750 13950 20250 - - - - - - - -
$ 3150 4300 4950 5750 8100 11500 15750 20900 44000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 89
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/20/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2120, 2120/Lot# 2189 $2,352.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4527 $4,600.00
10/13/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4614 $3,881.25
3/8/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 3929 $5,200.30
9/6/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4755 $5,287.50
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4109 $6,462.50
3/23/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 958 $5,900.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1118651333200925102910352938684307456551586400765113203193092866943176658851017681
1128910211558217626433116364240144393476255726817950115238224293350450745778461017680
000000264331163642401443934762557268179501152382242933504507457784600
0000002776332237554160447949605986723411352172732554938340583158980700
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Grade: DELETED
Points: 0
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
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