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: $62.33 (4/21/2014)
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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12/22/1999 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1251, 1251/Lot# 1829 $316.50
4/23/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22045, 22045/Lot# 19325 $690.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1277 $310.50
3/18/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12690 $483.00
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1882 $287.50
7/14/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128230 $148.50
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1201/Lot# 9991 $596.90


NGC Registry

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