Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36,514
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: $58.03 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 G$1 MS obverse 1860 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1860 Gold Dollar is the rarest Philadelphia Mint issue prior to 1863. Less than 40,000 pieces were struck, and unlike the later low mintage issues, few were set aside. A scarce issue in all grades, it is practically unknown above Gem.

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Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1860 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 290 300 310 345 405 590 710 825 1300 2600 7350 14750 37500 - - -
$ 295 310 320 360 435 610 735 875 1900 3100 9000 14000 37200 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 157
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/10/1998 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7460 $1,035.00
6/11/2003 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1737, 1737/Lot# 1723 $440.00
3/28/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2538 $1,610.00
9/6/2009 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3323 $287.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3488 $2,990.00
11/8/2010 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 530, 537/Lot# 429 $655.50
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105036 $722.70
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4863 $1,997.50
1/26/2014 NGC MS 61   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1677 $588.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base244268295320395515532551627674741783865133316832525367550287334108631632324856
252277303345435520538576642696755810102114491963290841265796851012683191670
00000053857664269675581010211449196329084126579685101268300
00000054460165871876983711771566224432914577656596861450300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1333
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1021
Owner: JTO
 
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