Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,200
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: $61.87 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1863 G$1 MS obverse 1863 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only 6,200 business strikes and 50 proofs were produced of the 1863 gold dollar, and probably no more than 50 business strikes are believed known today in all grades. An understandably elusive coin, the 1863 is also one of the rarest P-mint gold dollars in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1863 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 285 375 450 650 1250 1250 2450 3250 5100 6250 7100 8250 9200 12250 14500 24000 30000 47500 130000 - -
$ 1500 2700 3650 5850 6900 7500 8600 10000 13500 17500 26000 31400 42100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/8/1999 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7918 $10,925.00
11/15/2001 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #275, 275/Lot# 6253 $7,762.50
8/18/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7108 $8,337.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9154 $12,650.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4421 $4,112.50
1/8/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6386 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base620670721774900136316941969234225552839300931493486398448176324954613149184382630438149
6366877388161054147317852093241326492895305532613652426153197398107471491221060302520
0000001785209324132649289530553261365242615319739810747149122106000
0000001877221724842744295231023373381845395821847211948166752368200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2839
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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