Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 168,244
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 (7/4/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 G$1 MS obverse 1859 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Undoubtedly the mintage of 168,244 pieces gives the 1859 gold dollar an illusion of availability that is not born out in reality. It is very scarce in high grades with only a handful in MS66 or finer grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

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1859 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 300 310 345 405 680 825 1000 1400 2950 5650 11000 34500 - -
$ 295 - 320 360 435 710 875 1150 1650 3500 6800 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 410
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
8/4/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0968, 968/Lot# 1948 $379.80
10/19/2004 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24104, 24104/Lot# 12382 $849.85
9/10/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1716 $719.00
2/28/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 226, 232/Lot# 6535 $460.00
3/17/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9300 $474.95
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31159 $533.45
5/18/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193685 $139.70
1/4/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131502/Lot# 24393 $282.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24426829532039551553255157559161563167410811375182128853639469470711029215211
2522773033454355205385595805996206458091179152321753136399054868144119310
000000538559580599620645809117915232175313639905486814400
000000544567585607625659945127716722530338743426278921800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1375
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 851
Owner: Empire Builder
 
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