Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 349
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: $63.35 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 G$1 PF obverse 1861 G$1 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

When the 19th century U.S. Mint documented the number of coins struck, they correctly accounted how many pieces were produced. However, the total entered into the log books did not reflect the subsequent melting of an issue, although that figure may have existed in other journals. As such, the production total recorded for the 1861 gold dollar--a minuscule 349 pieces to begin with--was not completely sold to collectors and must have been melted. Perhaps collector demand was down due to the Civil War. Whatever the cause, today only 20 to 30 examples are believed extant in all grades.

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Last Updated: 4/18/2014

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1861 G$1 PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 3700 3800 4500 6850 9750 15750 27500 32500 - - -
$ - - - - - 4100 4450 5100 7500 10750 17000 29500 34000 -
1861 G$1 PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 7850 9250 12500 20850 29500 35000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 8400 10000 13750 23500 32500 38500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/6/2001 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 7578 $12,650.00
2/4/2009 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2393 $23,000.00
2/4/2009 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2394 $16,100.00
7/9/2009 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1291 $23,000.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9152 $2,070.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5785 $17,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111433190724392727286031493467426153166400765195971223115881
11111114781591208425352771295632553731461256776817829910475134470
0000001478159120842535277129563255373146125677681782991047500
0000001955174922612631281530523361399649646038723489481135300
1861 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111513200725592857299432943622444255296644793099271262516359
11111115051677219126582902309434033895480459007072859510826138690
0000001505167721912658290230943403389548045900707285951082600
00000011009184223752757294831943512416851666272750192611172500
1861 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111116272147272730393183349638394694582569828315103821316817016
11111115431800234028313087328736104124507162107426900411310144500
0000001543180023402831308732873610412450716210742690041131000
00000011085197325332935313533913724440954486596787096931223900
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 4261
Owner: golden
 
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