Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,533
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: $53.20 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 D G$1 MS obverse 1857 D G$1 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1857-D has gained notoriety in recent years as the most undervalued Type Three gold dollar from this mint. There are an estimated 120 to 130 pieces known but the great majority are in well-circulated grades. Between five and seven Uncirculated coins are accounted for but a number of these are in the MS60 to MS61 range and may not have been regarded as 'new' by previous grading interpretations.

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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1857 D G$1 MS
Base $ 475 625 1050 1650 2550 4250 4700 5250 7500 14500 20250 - - - - - - - -
$ 2800 - 4950 5750 8100 - - - - - - - -

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Total Graded: 94
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1056 $9,487.50
11/20/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2120, 2120/Lot# 2189 $2,352.00
7/30/2008 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 2784 $2,645.00
12/8/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4376 $3,450.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5284 $4,853.00
10/18/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10178 $1,116.25
3/23/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 958 $5,900.00
7/6/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 206389 $1,053.80
  NGC Details AU Details  Bonhams $1,404.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 D G$1 MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4307
Owner: L
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