Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 11,634
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.13 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 C CLOSED WREATH G$1 MS obverse 1849 C CLOSED WREATH G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1849-C Closed Wreath variety can be considered quite scarce in any grade. High grade examples are usually Prooflike in appearance but can be difficult to grade due to convex obverse fields (giving the coin a bulged look), which can be confused with damage. Low grade pieces are the norm, with Mint State coins being very rare. The 1849-C Closed Wreath design is scarce in all grades, but it is the only collectible Charlotte Mint gold dollar for the year that is practical to collect. The finest example seen is an MS 64 coin that was discovered by me in 2014, and later sold at auction in 2015 for $49,350.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1849C CLOSED WREATH G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 850 1200 1440 2125 2800 3900 4700 6875 9800 10300 12100 16250 64500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1849C CLOSED WREATH G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----316942023411862------97
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Total----316942023411862------97
 ----3 %1 %6 %9 %4 %21 %24 %4 %11 %8 %6 %2 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/9/1998 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1022, 1022/Lot# 2010 $975.88
12/8/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4353 $1,610.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1060 $10,206.25
7/26/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12173 $4,887.50
8/2/2012 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4371 $6,168.75
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105753 $927.30
1/26/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 811 $2,100.00
11/2/2017 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20229 $840.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849C CLOSED G$1 MS WREATH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12331271155818862079254027342910371237124396511519695582628610487110061164412310130031398315017
1246136716671950223326052793317737123940463651153173581776861066011219118661254113330143280
000000279331773712394046365115317358177686106601121911866125411333000
000000285134453712416848755115437860519087108331143112088127721365600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5582
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4396
Owner: Grand Tour
 
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