Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,500
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: $63.31 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 G$1 MS obverse 1868 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1868 is a low mintage date with only 10,525 pieces struck. While moderately available in the lower grades of Uncirculated, there is a pronounced drop-off of coins at the MS64 level.

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1868 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 200 285 350 440 440 565 625 650 700 950 1050 1465 2050 3250 5500 8000 14000 27500 - -
$ 485 615 640 700 775 1000 1150 1650 2400 3800 6250 9000 12800 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 122
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/31/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1402, 1402/Lot# 1784 $659.38
5/4/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8402 $1,610.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1285 $920.00
8/8/2007 NGC MS 67   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 1812 $10,350.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3171 $1,523.75
7/31/2009 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 8809 $977.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7262 $2,587.50
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105033 $534.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base492532575783882974105911241173135715471649170718862407291639754709604882111135415980
505546644816912100210801140123414201581166817662059257632694219515567699258128960
0000001080114012341420158116681766205925763269421951556769925800
00000011021156129514831615168718262233274636224464560174901030600
1868 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5295706158359401034112411921243143516331738179919852526305241474904628285051172716460
542585688870971106411461209130715011668175818612165270134174399536370239579133040
0000001146120913071501166817581861216527013417439953637023957900
00000011691226137115671703177819232345287637824651582277641065300
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Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 2526
Owner: Zin
 
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