Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 527,150
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: $58.80 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 G$1 MS obverse 1861 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for the 1861 gold dollar exceeded half a million pieces, the first issue to have such a high mintage since 1857. This generous production has made the 1861 popular with type collectors, and in lower Mint State grades, examples are common. Unlike the later issues of the 1880s, however, Gems are only occasionally available.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1861 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 290 300 310 345 405 590 710 825 1250 1475 3600 6250 21000 - - -
$ 295 310 320 360 435 610 735 875 1350 2100 4900 9550 18600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1375
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/19/1996 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0868, 868/Lot# 2008 $211.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 574 $437.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 2291 $1,121.25
10/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131245/Lot# 26394 $282.00
1/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 96773 $577.50
3/28/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6166 $2,022.18
3/30/2014 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 254 $550.00
4/13/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 185332 $327.52


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24426829532039551553255157959762464267410811375184327813541499171571043115437
2522773033454355205385605856066306528091179153121553034402457138248120990
000000538560585606630652809117915312155303440245713824800
000000544569591615636663945127716872468328745076435933900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2468
Owner: Mozin
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1127
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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