Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,460
Catalog: KM-86
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $54.92 (8/28/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 D G$1 MS obverse 1856 D G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

All 1,460 examples produced were coined from a single pair of dies in May, 1856. There are approximately 80 to 90 pieces known of this issue. We can account for four or five Uncirculated coins.

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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1856 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
8/13/1999 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 7628 $27,600.00
2/21/2002 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 6673 $5,290.00
11/3/2005 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2357 $14,950.00
4/6/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1488 $40,250.00
8/16/2007 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2409, 2409/Lot# 1140 $7,168.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4525 $31,050.00
8/7/2010 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1445 $5,175.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5264 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111233529103601384340645412606868667317898012552178522581637926565501111
117792526314036813916451356306334701678711017014318205062985244134565501110
0000003916451356306334701678711017014318205062985244134565501100
0000003990496258496600716684251136116085231613388950342565501100
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