Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 14,000
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: $58.03 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O G$1 MS obverse 1850 O G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue was produced to the extent of only 14,000 pieces. With a mere 90-100 coins believed extant, it should come as no surprise to specialists that the 1850-O is the rarest New Orleans Mint Gold Dollar.

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1850 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 190 250 325 650 650 875 1000 1300 2150 3300 3650 4600 6600 15750 - - - - - -
$ 750 925 1100 1450 2700 3550 4000 5500 8750 16500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 191
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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9/10/2001 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1481, 1481/Lot# 1878 $633.00
12/8/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Signature Sale #277, 277/Lot# 6426 $3,565.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4734 $2,139.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1283 $862.50
8/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4382 $1,645.00
3/21/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4076 $2,820.00
5/12/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 751, 760/Lot# 757 $710.00
3/23/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180228 $695.20
10/8/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4197 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base47750258670590812961309167817812048248329803113354545126134842812230181252722311
485530625772103713001432171218702193264830243257386750526898969514195211572722310
0000001432171218702193264830243257386750526898969514195211572722300
00000015551746195923382814306834014189559376631096216160241902722300
1850 O G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50252760977499013451393172518082161258531033238367546946248872712624186512793311
5105546648461108136115031752192523022757314833834014521270741002614633217452793310
00000015031752192523022757314833834014521270741002614633217452793300
00000016141780204324432930319335294354573079001132516642248392793300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2483
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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