Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 140,000
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: $59.67 (10/23/2014)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 O G$1 MS obverse 1852 O G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The '52-O is the rarest Type One Gold Dollar after the 1850-O. While Winter's 1992 estimate of 19-20 coins extant in Mint State is probably no longer accurate, there can be no doubt that the 1852-O remains a conditionally challenging issue with a rapidly dwindling certified population above the MS62 level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1852 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 170 215 240 280 280 410 470 560 700 1275 1500 2300 4350 13000 26000 36000 - - - -
$ 300 420 500 600 800 1325 1750 2675 5500 11900 29000 38600 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 459
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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10/28/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131443/Lot# 27545
11/15/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3176
11/15/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7342


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/19/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3755 $460.00
1/3/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1300 $300.15
8/1/2012 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3322, 3322/Lot# 2648 $380.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10156 $317.25
11/25/2012 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 727, 736/Lot# 1276 $470.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1201/Lot# 9979 $998.75
9/7/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215437 $185.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1113514095976747451057122914521583223329103427436178991199818456287184516071697
11117370471622697849111413031495179924583082373855409265141502187634198540050
00000069784911141303149517992458308237385540926514150218763419800
000000721953117113771539201626843254404967191063116303252973967900
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2233
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2233
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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