Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 527,150
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: $57.89 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 G$1 MS obverse 1861 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for the 1861 gold dollar exceeded half a million pieces, the first issue to have such a high mintage since 1857. This generous production has made the 1861 popular with type collectors, and in lower Mint State grades, examples are common. Unlike the later issues of the 1880s, however, Gems are only occasionally available.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/10/2014

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1861 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 290 300 310 345 405 590 710 825 1250 1550 3400 6250 21000 - - -
$ 295 310 320 360 435 610 735 875 1350 2100 4900 9550 18600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1390
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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1/12/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11225


Auction Prices Realized

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9/24/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0983, 983/Lot# 1932 $295.40
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3660 $1,322.50
6/21/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 154, 159/Lot# 5495 $299.00
5/23/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210061, 210061/Lot# 20214 $1,150.00
2/3/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9062 $376.05
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5288 $2,610.85
3/10/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 104260 $115.50
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8040 $517.00
10/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8802 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24426829532039551553255157959762464267410811375184327813541499171571043115437
2522773033454355205385605856066306528091179153121553034402457138248120990
000000538560585606630652809117915312155303440245713824800
000000544569591615636663945127716872468328745076435933900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2468
Owner: Mozin
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1375
Owner: C Ramirez
 
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