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: $57.86 (12/20/2014)
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: 4/16/2014

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1859 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 550 775 1250 2800 2800 3950 4400 5300 7450 9250 10000 14000 31650 - - - - - - -
$ 3400 4250 4750 5875 8250 9600 10750 17000 35400 84000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 80
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 62


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1/12/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11221


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2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 870 $16,100.00
3/2/2008 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2497, 2497/Lot# 2507 $16,800.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4244 $9,775.00
7/11/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3284 $5,434.38
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31160 $827.20
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105706 $962.50
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6382 $5,581.25


NGC Registry

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