Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 9,803
Catalog: KM-83
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $53.09 (8/1/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 C G$1 MS obverse 1855 C G$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The Type Two gold dollar (Indian Princess Small Head, 1854-1856) was minted in Charlotte for one year only (9,803 pieces), and is eagerly sought by date and type collectors alike. Survivors are usually seen in Very Fine through About Uncirculated. Mint State coins are very rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

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Total Graded: 182
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/6/1998 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1038, 1038/Lot# 2027 $2,637.50
9/14/2008 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1346 $10,350.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4749 $13,520.55
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4698 $18,400.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11647 $21,850.00
2/7/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4713 $2,350.00
5/12/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 114491 $1,650.00
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3738 $6,462.50
9/4/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3336 $22,325.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C G$1 MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5733
Owner: Zebo
Grade: AU Details
Points: 1838
Owner: L
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