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: $60.87 (2/25/2017)
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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Last Updated: 5/10/2016

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1849 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 190 255 300 390 410 465 700 1125 1300 2500 3700 6850 19000 43500 - - - -
$ - - 425 500 875 - - 2850 4300 8750 23000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 742
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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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
1/8/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 319, 325/Lot# 6196 $448.50
1/30/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3216, 3216/Lot# 1830 $437.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5265 $3,671.88
2/7/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 8408 $499.38
4/24/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5374 $1,645.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5020 $3,055.00
7/13/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203086 $464.20


NGC Registry

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