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: $86.69 (11/27/2020)
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: 3/27/2020

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1849 O G$1 MS
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Base $ 140 150 240 300 345 370 400 600 750 1000 1300 2000 3600 5750 14500 28500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2750 4200 8000 23000 33000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 781
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: 11/24/2020 1849 O G$1 MS
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Base----86312856110200271281014725104----781
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Total----86312856110200271281054730105----791
 ----1%1%4%4%7%14%25%3%16%13%6%4%1%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 O G$1 MS
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Base43445047771582990092094199712521438172519772464323841266007796084638989973710530
4394595567538539079279601082131415341809213927223534475366588128863892381000111057
00000092796010821314153418092139272235344753665881288638923800
00000093497811671376162918932302298038305380730982958814948800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2464
Owner: RayV
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2464
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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