Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 215,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $70.79 (12/7/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 O G$1 MS obverse 1849 O G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: None of the Close Wreath dies were received in New Orleans in time for the coinage of 1849; thus, all known examples are of the Open Wreath variety. Most examples are well struck on the obverse but are usually weakly struck in the central portions of the reverse, sometimes very much so. This is one of the more readily available New Orleans issues but is still quite popular as a first year of issue. The 1849-O coin is not a great rarity in the lower states of preservation. Choice and Gem coins are, however, seldom seen and quite desirable. The finest graded example, an NGC MS 66 sold for $20,700 in August 2012.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/1/2019

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1849 O G$1 MS
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Base $ 140 150 240 305 345 370 405 585 740 1000 1300 2000 3500 5950 14500 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2750 4200 8000 23000 33000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 772
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1849 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----76312856109194271251014825114----772
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-------------514-1----11
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Total----76312856109194271251064929115----783
 ----1 %1 %4 %4 %7 %14 %25 %3 %16 %14 %6 %4 %1 %1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2124 $748.00
7/9/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 1933 $1,104.00
1/3/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1296 $1,265.00
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9548 $1,322.50
1/23/2012 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3212, 3212/Lot# 2044 $184.00
6/2/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118855 $265.10
12/5/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4840 $1,116.25
10/12/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 224437 $200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43445047771582990092094199712521438172519772464323841266007796084638989973710530
439459556753853907927960108213141534180921392722353447536658812886389238100010
00000092796010821314153418092139272235344753665881288638923800
00000093497811671376162918932302298038305380730982958814948800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2464
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1977
Owner: Grand Tour
 
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