Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,762,936
Catalog: KM-86
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 (9/23/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 G$1 MS obverse 1856 G$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The majority of 1856 Gold Dollars display a Slanted 5 in the date. As the first Type Three Gold Dollar from the Philadelphia Mint, the 1856 enjoys considerable popularity among type collectors, at least in circulated grades.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 544
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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1/4/1995 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #128, 128/Lot# 433 $1,430.00
11/10/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1234, 1234/Lot# 1818 $168.80
2/21/2002 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 6670 $2,760.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1277 $310.50
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3321 $1,012.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25140 $385.40
1/13/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 95321 $181.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36643945648964869270371376680285188410211127175320332754288536015665923412178
39044446754266269570673077881886292910561335184622732797312342896854102150
0000007067307788188629291056133518462273279731234289685400
0000007097487908348739751091154419392513284133624977804400
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