Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 5,235
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 (5/25/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 C G$1 MS obverse 1859 C G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The final Gold Dollar issue produced in the Charlotte Mint, the 1859-C boasts a paltry original mintage of 5,235 pieces. It is one of the rarest C-mint Gold Dollars, although Winter's estimate of three or four Mint State coins extant is probably a bit on the low side.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

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1859 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 435 550 775 1400 2800 4050 4600 5350 7450 10500 15000 33000 - - - - - - -
$ 3400 - 4850 5875 8250 - 17500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 79
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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6/7/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4177
6/7/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4176


Auction Prices Realized

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6/1/1996 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 7232 $3,960.00
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 870 $16,100.00
1/20/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2478, 2478/Lot# 2602 $8,288.00
2/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4600 $2,530.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4244 $9,775.00
2/7/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1182/Lot# 3912 $9,987.50
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105706 $962.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111695990168322592699341838004284456551586400754314052211723232149943780381231811
112327931221187524052938354539614377476255726781971216425248883819559308930851231810
000000240529383545396143774762557267819712164252488838195593089308500
00000025523178367241224471496059867162118821879828604440696867310813300
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