Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 215,000
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: $62.02 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1849 O G$1 MS obverse 1849 O G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The novelty of this denomination's initial year and a sizeable mintage of 215,000 pieces resulted in a few hundred coins being spared from circulation and thus available to the 21st century collector. The vast majority of these Mint State survivors, however, are weakly struck MS60-62 examples. Only occasionally are we fortunate enough to offer a '49-O nice enough to warrant an MS64 designation and Gems are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1849 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 190 265 320 320 380 400 470 685 1125 1375 2250 4150 7350 22500 32500 - - - -
$ 345 400 440 525 875 1200 1500 2600 4600 10000 30000 38500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 712
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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8/26/2014 XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131434/Lot# 27314
9/6/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8512


Auction Prices Realized

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2/2/1994 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Bullet Sale #113, 113/Lot# 457 $880.00
2/22/1997 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions February 1997 Long Beach Bullet Sale #167, 167/Lot# 1043 $330.00
4/13/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24043, 24043/Lot# 13773 $506.00
2/20/2005 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2124 $748.00
5/14/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 141, 146/Lot# 1979 $529.00
2/28/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2817, 2817/Lot# 2909 $368.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5265 $3,671.88
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5373 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1113514235976677358969931125120615832197269937834992654510905162912467437851
111173754816206897889281037115213311787236430604186550979981270019085290660
000000689788928103711521331178723643060418655097998127001908500
000000712842960108111791457199225313421458960279451144952187900
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2197
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 735
Owner: HaydenTubbs
 
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