Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 168,244
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: $59.27 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 G$1 MS obverse 1859 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Undoubtedly the mintage of 168,244 pieces gives the 1859 gold dollar an illusion of availability that is not born out in reality. It is very scarce in high grades with only a handful in MS66 or finer grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1859 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 290 300 310 345 405 565 680 825 1000 1400 2950 5650 11000 34500 - -
$ 295 310 320 360 435 585 710 875 1150 1650 3500 6800 14700 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 393
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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11/27/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4399 $264.50
8/30/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2738, 2738/Lot# 2845 $287.50
8/11/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 5755 $2,772.65
9/2/2012 NGC   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1998 $228.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25148 $766.10
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 128231 $165.00
12/5/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9373 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24426829532039551553255157559161563167410811375182128853639469470711029215211
2522773033454355205385595805996206458091179152321753136399054868144119310
000000538559580599620645809117915232175313639905486814400
000000544567585607625659945127716722530338743426278921800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1375
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1375
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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