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: $73.31 (9/22/2019)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1849 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 245 305 345 370 405 585 740 1020 1310 2000 3500 5950 14500 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2750 4200 8000 23000 33000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 773
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: 9/17/2019 1849 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----76312855109194271251034825114----773
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-------------514-1----11
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Total----76312855109194271251084929115----784
 ----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
7/9/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 1933 $1,104.00
8/5/2007 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2403, 2403/Lot# 2430 $380.80
1/3/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1296 $1,265.00
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4599 $29,900.00
1/26/2014 NGC MS 64   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1659 $6,462.50
7/13/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203086 $464.20
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4196 $1,880.00
11/14/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3172 $11,816.98
7/12/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131529/Lot# 25450 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 G$1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1113514235976677358969931125120615832197269937834992654510905162912467437851
111173754816206897889281037115213311787236430604186550979981270019085290660
000000689788928103711521331178723643060418655097998127001908500
000000712842960108111791457199225313421458960279451144952187900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4992
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2197
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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