Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 688,567
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.19 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 OPEN WREATH G$1 MS obverse 1849 OPEN WREATH G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Breen-6001. This Open Wreath variant also has the L initial (for designer James Longacre) prominently punched on the truncation of the neck. The Breen reference calls this and the 6002 listing 'Small Head' varieties. Several years ago, John Dannreuther proved conclusively that the head is not actually smaller than on the so-called 'Large Head' varieties. Instead, Longacre moved the stars inward on a later hub modification, thus giving the optical illusion of a larger head on that hub and subsequent dies.

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Last Updated: 5/29/2019

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1849 OPEN WREATH G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 190 220 275 350 365 375 460 475 575 800 1100 1750 4900 12500 28000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 875 1350 2150 6000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1011
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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: 10/8/2019 1849 OPEN WREATH G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----167168319115177241122128213----1011
---------------1------1
-------------2312-----8
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Total-----167168319115177243125130233----1020
 -----0 %1 %1 %2 %8 %19 %1 %17 %24 %12 %13 %2 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/12/1999 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 6084 $6,210.00
1/2/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #69, 74/Lot# 1012 $1,334.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1442 $1,092.50
10/9/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 2708 $207.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4368 $4,112.50
2/9/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 163207 $577.50
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15721 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 OPEN G$1 MS WREATH Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4344504776847548829089419741044120615521843196923352699381754377808102261104711917
439459546707797891919952997109813211649188520912456307243576227861410500113370
00000091995299710981321164918852091245630724357622786141050000
000000930963102111521437174619272213257834444897701894201077300
1849 OPEN G$1 MS WREATH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base423450477597663774842908933949108111031239150517992302378356567756825089539698
432459517619700797864916938993108811481328160319672796440763567921848492010
000000864916938993108811481328160319672796440763567921848400
0000008869259441037109611941416170121343289503270568085871900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2302
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1505
Owner: vcosenza
 
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