Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 290,000
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: $62.70 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 O G$1 MS obverse 1851 O G$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Although this date is considered to be common, and the mintage of 290,000 coins suggests that it is common, Mint State examples are quite elusive and Gems are virtually unavailable.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1851 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 150 185 235 280 280 315 330 350 475 840 975 1200 2300 4800 9750 29000 - - - -
$ 290 325 340 375 575 900 1025 1300 2750 6250 13000 33000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 879
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/7/2004 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #6, 10/Lot# 61 $316.25
3/24/2005 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 6796 $690.00
9/21/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 4224 $8,625.00
2/13/2006 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2160, 2160/Lot# 1804 $425.60
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1657 $9,200.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9164 $747.50
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4174 $6,325.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8007 $284.35
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105047 $687.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base288336366395450551575597844982116312711583204824013126515865457704134342000330203
304346375413483559582679890104211991375173821652642380356206931961415623234030
00000058267989010421199137517382165264238035620693196141562300
000000589761936110212351479189322832884448060827317115241781300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2401
Owner: Coin Maven
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1583
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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