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: $56.56 (7/5/2015)
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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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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1/8/1999 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7738 $8,337.50
9/19/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2332 $5,750.00
3/2/2008 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2497, 2497/Lot# 2507 $16,800.00
11/3/2010 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4756 $865.95
10/13/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 9936 $805.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4705 $25,300.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105706 $962.50
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3742 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

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