Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 6,966
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: $61.87 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 C G$1 MS obverse 1850 C G$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The 1850-C is the second rarest collectible Charlotte Mint Gold Dollar. It also boasts the lowest mintage after the 1859-C--a mere 6,966 pieces. Only 90-100 coins are believed extant.

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1850 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 460 700 1075 1800 1800 2950 3500 4800 5600 8000 8900 15500 26500 - - - - - - -
$ 2400 3450 4000 5300 6750 8750 10000 23000 32500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 79
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Price
8/2/1997 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 5016 $1,207.50
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 741 $4,830.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1431 $4,140.00
2/3/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4296 $1,955.00
6/24/2012 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3299, 3299/Lot# 2317 $675.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105704 $1,273.55
8/25/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131336/Lot# 24341 $5,816.25
1/26/2014 PCGS   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1660 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1118201066145018862233303134373942423148175836654511941176582649140282111
112749021194159520012499316636054038442651566072834313846206023108840282110
00000020012499316636054038442651566072834313846206023108840282100
000000211727653301377341344621549663081014215752235463568540282100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3942
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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