Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 11,634
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $73.51 (9/21/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 C CLOSED WREATH G$1 MS obverse 1849 C CLOSED WREATH G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1849-C Closed Wreath variety can be considered quite scarce in any grade. High grade examples are usually Prooflike in appearance but can be difficult to grade due to convex obverse fields (giving the coin a bulged look), which can be confused with damage. Low grade pieces are the norm, with Mint State coins being very rare. The 1849-C Closed Wreath design is scarce in all grades, but it is the only collectible Charlotte Mint gold dollar for the year that is practical to collect. The finest example seen is an MS 64 coin that was discovered by me in 2014, and later sold at auction in 2015 for $49,350.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1849C CLOSED WREATH G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 850 1200 1440 2125 2800 3900 4700 6875 9800 10300 12100 16250 64500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1849C CLOSED WREATH G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----316942024411862------98
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Total----316942024411862------98
 ----3 %1 %6 %9 %4 %20 %24 %4 %11 %8 %6 %2 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/25/1998 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1027, 1027/Lot# 2050 $870.38
6/2/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 7460 $4,025.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1060 $10,206.25
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5263 $705.00
1/26/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 811 $2,100.00
7/13/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203084 $1,603.80
4/27/2016 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5629 $1,997.50
10/3/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7730 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849C CLOSED G$1 MS WREATH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base908990113815051865252527542860319436394217488852855879713810458109971151511928000
9351039126016252085260127892971334238324441502054836299824510638111701165311928000
00000027892971334238324441502054836299824510638111701165311928000
00000028253083349140244664515356816718935110817113421179011928000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5879
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4217
Owner: Grand Tour
 
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