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: $54.90 (9/2/2015)
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: 3/20/2015

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1861 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 300 310 345 405 710 825 1250 1550 3400 6250 21000 - - -
$ 295 - 320 360 435 735 875 1350 2100 4900 9550 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1422
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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9/20/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7874


Auction Prices Realized

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1/18/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1124, 1124/Lot# 1827 $221.55
3/28/2000 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20041, 20041/Lot# 1397 $650.00
2/22/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 6847 $1,265.00
7/30/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 9456 $1,150.00
5/21/2009 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 376, 382/Lot# 6100 $402.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4116 $734.38
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1685 $833.75
5/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 113166 $907.50


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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