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: $58.39 (5/24/2015)
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
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5/2/2007 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2362, 2362/Lot# 2048 $235.20
11/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10562 $211.50
3/9/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 176047 $639.10
3/9/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131411/Lot# 20314 $229.13
9/22/2014 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 957 $276.00
12/28/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 836, 845/Lot# 584 $300.00
3/31/2015 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33702 $235.00


NGC Registry

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