Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 55,000
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: $59.83 (9/16/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 O G$1 MS obverse 1855 O G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

For those collectors who prefer a mintmarked example for their type sets the 1855-O gold dollar is the obvious choice, as the most available Type Two issue from a branch mint. The issue is also popular as the only Type Two O-mint dollar, and because it is the final gold dollar produced at the New Orleans Mint.

But with a mintage of 55,000 business strikes, examples are hardly common. Even when certified examples are encountered in the marketplace, the average grade is apt to be only Choice XF or AU. In Mint State the certified population at NGC and PCGS thins noticeably from the dozens of AU examples.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1855 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 375 425 565 750 1550 1550 2100 2500 3300 5300 7850 9550 18700 37500 48500 - - - - - -
$ 1725 2350 2650 3800 6500 8500 12500 22500 40400 52000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 488
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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10/30/1996 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0889, 889/Lot# 1906 $659.38
2/5/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 861 $2,645.00
1/6/2011 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5052 $1,092.50
1/5/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6661 $2,185.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9148 $8,625.00
12/5/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4858 $3,055.00
6/29/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 172244 $700.00
6/29/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 163045 $670.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111764865104413391583247829043420371241415049608971981307419329289944408067857105663
112557979241142142018812620307635173855444353956458915615159225503402252005804590
00000014201881262030763517385544435395645891561515922550340225200500
000000150121792762324836143998474657426828111151724425772390515993100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2904
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1339
Owner: priller
 
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