Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,762,936
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: $55.92 (7/7/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 G$1 MS obverse 1856 G$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The majority of 1856 Gold Dollars display a Slanted 5 in the date. As the first Type Three Gold Dollar from the Philadelphia Mint, the 1856 enjoys considerable popularity among type collectors, at least in circulated grades.

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 542
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/12/1999 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1162, 1162/Lot# 2015 $168.80
7/28/2002 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York Bullet Sale #295, 295/Lot# 1448 $161.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1277 $310.50
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3166 $1,265.00
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8678 $431.25
9/2/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1996 $218.50
12/2/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 87582 $315.69
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15734 $212.68


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36643945648964869270371376680285188410211127175320332754288536015665923412178
39044546754266369670673177881886293010561336184622732798312442896855102150
0000007067317788188629301056133618462273279831244289685500
0000007107487908358739751092154419402514284133624977804400
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