Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 13,280
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: $58.38 (9/30/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 C G$1 MS obverse 1857 C G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the mint issued the first Type Three gold dollars in 1856, the first examples were not struck in Charlotte until the following year. It is interesting that while the 1857-C dollar's mintage of 13,280 pieces is on the high side when compared to most dates in the series, this issue is among the rarest in Mint State. This is partially because the 1857-C is, on average, one of the worst produced gold coins in United States history, which is a major reason for the lack of high grade specimens. Only a select few examples have been certified in Mint State, with none above MS62.

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Last Updated: 9/11/2014

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1857 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 425 500 725 1175 1900 1900 3300 4350 5500 7500 12500 15750 21000 - - - - - - - -
$ 2500 3750 4850 6250 9000 13500 17500 - 41400 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 138
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1054 $6,613.00
2/14/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 2334 $3,450.00
12/11/2008 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2625, 2625/Lot# 1174 $1,725.00
7/12/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4668 $2,242.50
9/6/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1174/Lot# 9540 $1,057.50
2/22/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4108 $1,938.75
4/7/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 86585 $4,950.00
9/4/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8526 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1117641013175321972555349839684547487652646248731713605203103074047128731071146391
112558471259190123162869365441614656500555926604941315840237863620255787869511146390
000000231628693654416146565005559266049413158402378636202557878695100
00000024353183381143544766513459206960115091807527263416656444710079500
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3968
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 1753
Owner: priller
 
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