Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 21,588
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.16 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 D G$1 MS obverse 1849 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: Although this date is the most common Type 1 gold dollar from the Dahlonega Mint, demand from type collectors has made it popular in any grade. The mintage is relatively small, but many were undoubtedly saved as first-year-of-issue souvenirs. Partial Prooflike examples are sometimes seen. Even though many were saved as first year of issue, high-grade examples are very rare. Only a couple survive that could be classified as Gems. The Mint State coins seen are usually MS 61 or MS 62. Most coins that are seen however are well worn, with the average coin being Very Fine or Extremely Fine. NGC has certified a single example in MS 65, but that coin has not traded at auction.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1849 D G$1 MS
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Base $ 410 525 1100 1200 2100 2750 2950 3050 4000 5050 5850 7800 13500 28000 60000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 4450 - - 10250 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 312
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1849 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---12517131754881049301781-----312
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Total---12517131754901049311781-----315
 ---0 %1 %2 %5 %4 %5 %17 %29 %3 %16 %10 %5 %3 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/22/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2412, 2412/Lot# 1932 $3,248.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1061 $2,875.00
9/29/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 771, 780/Lot# 188 $3,525.00
6/9/2014 PCGS MS 69   Prooflike Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20705 $191.53
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215433 $877.00
11/6/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1211/Lot# 5026 $1,527.50
1/7/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6789 $4,465.00
9/9/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(3), 1244/Lot# 13920 $19,975.00
7/12/2018 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1277/Lot# 7566 $780.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 G$1 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base974100511731799188625252685288529853033344738344095464358367756102261083111462121201305114033
98410611382182820992578275229183001317135763921427850416476857910428110411168112430133780
00000027522918300131713576392142785041647685791042811041116811243000
00000028182952301733093705400844605438711694031062911252119011274100
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