Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 9,803
Catalog: KM-83
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $59.35 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 C G$1 MS obverse 1855 C G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Type Two gold dollar (Indian Princess Small Head, 1854-1856) was minted in Charlotte for one year only (9,803 pieces), and is eagerly sought by date and type collectors alike. Survivors are usually seen in Very Fine through About Uncirculated. Mint State coins are very rare.

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Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1855 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 1000 1350 2600 6500 6500 8650 10450 15500 19500 28500 36500 50000 - - - - - - - -
$ 7400 10000 11500 17000 23000 32500 33100 39500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 181
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/4/1998 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1046, 1046/Lot# 2049 $2,637.50
1/8/1999 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7732 $16,675.00
2/10/2008 NCS XF 40   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2283 $1,840.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4749 $13,520.55
10/20/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 145377 $721.60
2/3/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5290 $6,756.25
3/9/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131411/Lot# 20827 $14,393.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111381558261432053675462351155733608971988428149392248534293529438265713037611
11380127819102811336139914787532158516458760810598174542642140509628479856313037610
000000336139914787532158516458760810598174542642140509628479856313037600
0000003518430749515527597068288018127681996930357467267275211446913037600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5733
Owner: Zebo
 
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