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: $84.05 (2/27/2021)
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: 3/27/2020

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1849 D G$1 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 315
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: 2/23/2021 1849 D G$1 MS
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Base---12517131755881050301791-----315
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Total---12517131755901050321791-----319
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base974100511731799188625252685288529853033344738344095464358367756102261083111462121201305114033
984106113821828209925782752291830013171357639214278504164768579104281104111681124301337814735
00000027522918300131713576392142785041647685791042811041116811243000
00000028182952301733093705400844605438711694031062911252119011274100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3447
Owner: Gold13
 
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