Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 15,000
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: $57.46 (5/27/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 S G$1 MS obverse 1859 S G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A very rare Type Three gold dollar that is every bit as difficult as the mintage of 15,000 would suggest in lower grades. In AU and better it is exceedingly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

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1859 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 155 210 260 325 550 1150 1350 1550 2450 5950 8050 18000 32500 - - - - - -
$ 650 - 1425 1750 2950 - 9000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 149
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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6/7/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5158


Auction Prices Realized

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6/22/2003 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1741, 1741/Lot# 1397 $467.50
9/10/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1718 $1,265.00
2/14/2007 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 4249 $1,380.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4758 $863.65
1/5/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6669 $1,552.50
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1182/Lot# 3913 $6,168.75
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171549 $305.80
3/20/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30199 $940.00
7/27/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 280 $1,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base29535442350258699012931542232527083179344739194694546666851284619372295984577171568113041
3143774495307201091137618032452286532683604417749515872873815021227803498954370853920
00000013761803245228653268360441774951587287381502122780349895437000
000000145920642580302233573761443552086278107921719626189403806296900
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3447
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3179
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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