Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 215,000
Catalog: KM-73
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $56.76 (6/30/2015)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1849 O G$1 MS obverse 1849 O G$1 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The novelty of this denomination's initial year and a sizeable mintage of 215,000 pieces resulted in a few hundred coins being spared from circulation and thus available to the 21st century collector. The vast majority of these Mint State survivors, however, are weakly struck MS60-62 examples. Only occasionally are we fortunate enough to offer a '49-O nice enough to warrant an MS64 designation and Gems are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

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1849 O G$1 MS
Base $ 130 140 190 265 320 380 400 470 685 1375 2250 4150 7350 26000 39000 - - - -
$ 345 - 440 525 875 1500 2600 4600 9400 - - - -

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Total Graded: 735
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
3/12/1993 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 749 $220.00
11/22/2000 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1380, 1380/Lot# 1622 $295.40
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2316 $603.75
12/26/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 119, 124/Lot# 1489 $488.75
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5265 $3,671.88
7/13/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203086 $464.20
10/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8774 $282.00
3/27/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 6088 $11,750.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 O G$1 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4992
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2197
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
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