Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 6,360
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: $57.18 (4/25/2015)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 D G$1 MS obverse 1852 D G$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Most 1852-D gold dollars are worn to the point that little natural luster remains, and the higher grade examples that exist usually have a dull, grainy texture. The 1852-D is the sixth rarest Dahlonega gold dollar in terms of its overall rarity, and the eighth according to condition rarity. Around 100-125 pieces are known, with perhaps seven to nine of these grading Uncirculated by today's interpretations. Nearly all of these survivors are in the MS60 to MS61 range, and an MS63 is exceedingly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/19/2015

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1852 D G$1 MS
Base $ 400 550 850 1175 2050 2650 3350 4000 5700 11750 20500 38000 - - - - - - -
$ 2250 - 3600 4650 6500 - - - - - - - -

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Total Graded: 101
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
2/5/1994 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Sale #112, 112/Lot# 5023 $715.00
5/4/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8364 $7,820.00
4/6/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1484 $27,600.00
9/19/2010 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2734 $2,645.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4738 $1,092.50
11/7/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4123 $4,025.00
2/4/2013 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3416, 3416/Lot# 2817 $2,702.50
2/27/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5140 $2,937.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 D G$1 MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3957
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
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