Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,361,355
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: $58.30 (4/19/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1862 G$1 MS obverse 1862 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The U.S. Mint tried vainly to keep coins in circulation in 1862, as the hostilities between North and South made the outcome of the 'great conflict' increasingly in doubt. Silver and gold coins disappeared first, and by July 15 even Indian Head cents had vanished from circulation. The Mint pumped out more than 1.3 million gold dollars, but most of them were hoarded, to reappear only decades later, if at all.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

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1862 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 300 310 345 405 680 775 1025 1250 2500 4350 7400 - - -
$ 295 - 320 360 435 710 810 1125 1625 2800 5150 9000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3014
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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4/21/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131516/Lot# 25298
4/26/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 8398


Auction Prices Realized

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3/22/2000 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1286, 1286/Lot# 2035 $253.20
4/24/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 241, 247/Lot# 6145 $3,680.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4533 $402.50
1/10/2010 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210013, 210013/Lot# 24601 $253.00
5/8/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131120/Lot# 22895 $546.25
10/2/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/02/2011, 138/Lot# 19005 $880.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1207 $819.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25152 $458.25
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131334/Lot# 21330 $728.50
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8728 $499.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2442682953203955155325515725866076206741081137515782401300942295950851712391
252277303345435520538558576593611638809117914421852260334154802680598080
000000538558576593611638809117914421852260334154802680500
000000544565581600615656945127715102126280638225376766100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2033
Owner: K M Lust
 
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