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: $62.14 (1/31/2015)
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 544
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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2/1/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7781


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3/22/1997 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #169, 169/Lot# 6310 $1,610.00
10/19/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1097, 1097/Lot# 1924 $189.90
6/10/2000 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2000 June Long Beach Signature Sale #230, 230/Lot# 7498 $253.00
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
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25137 $448.50
8/11/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 124300 $220.00


NGC Registry

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