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: $83.95 (3/3/2021)
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: 9/14/2020

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1849 OPEN WREATH G$1 MS
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Base $ 135 145 195 225 275 350 365 375 460 475 575 800 1100 1750 4900 12500 28000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 875 1350 2150 6000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1036
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: 3/2/2021 1849 OPEN WREATH G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----297178619815182243123129223----1036
---------------1------1
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Total-----297178619815182245127131243----1046
 -----0%1%1%2%8%19%1%17%23%12%13%2%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 OPEN WREATH G$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4344504776847548829089419741044120615521843196923352699381754377808102261104711917
4394595467077978919199529971098132116491885209124563072435762278614105001133712513
00000091995299710981321164918852091245630724357622786141050000
000000930963102111521437174619272213257834444897701894201077300
1849 OPEN WREATH G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base423450477597663774842908933949108111031239150517992302378356567756825089539698
4324595176197007978649169389931088114813281603196727964407635679218484920110183
000000864916938993108811481328160319672796440763567921848400
0000008869259441037109611941416170121343289503270568085871900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2302
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1239
Owner: Cartwheels
 
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