Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,076,051
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: $54.74 (8/28/2015)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 G$1 MS obverse 1853 G$1 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Produced in staggering numbers for the era, the 1853 (4 million pieces struck) is the most plentiful Gold Dollar from the standpoint of total number of coins extant. An argument can also be made for labeling this issue as the most common in the entire Gold Dollar series of 1849-1889. One should have little trouble locating examples in grades up to and including MS65, although coins at the Gem level are scarce when compared to the number of high grade collectors in today's hobby. The true rarity of this issue, however, does not emerge until one crosses the Superb Gem threshold.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

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1853 G$1 MS
Base $ 130 140 175 220 260 285 300 315 380 660 775 1050 1650 4400 8100 21500 37500 153000 -
$ 270 - - 325 430 685 825 1150 2450 5875 9950 - -

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Total Graded: 10565
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

Upcoming Auctions

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9/1/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131535/Lot# 21605
9/1/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131535/Lot# 21243

Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
10/8/1994 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Signature Sale #124, 124/Lot# 5516 $209.00
6/19/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 92, 97/Lot# 1098 $276.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1300 $546.25
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1092 $4,095.00
11/13/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131147/Lot# 27244 $862.50
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12559 $207.00
6/24/2012 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3299, 3299/Lot# 2318 $170.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8009 $773.15
8/25/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131336/Lot# 24342 $229.13
6/29/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 203812 $156.20

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1081
Owner: K M Lust
Grade: MS 62
Points: 829
Owner: MorganMan
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