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: $58.13 (10/31/2014)
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: 4/16/2014

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1861 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 290 300 310 345 405 590 710 825 1250 1475 3600 6250 21000 - - -
$ 295 310 320 360 435 610 735 875 1350 2100 4900 9550 18600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1380
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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11/4/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131444/Lot# 21788
11/15/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3184
11/15/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7352
11/15/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7351


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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8/7/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0865, 865/Lot# 1932 $501.13
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1281 $460.00
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12602 $373.75
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5291 $805.00
12/16/2012 PCGS MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 90566 $555.50
1/26/2014 NGC MS 62   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1679 $705.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203064 $1,017.50


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 62
Points: 1127
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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