Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 6,966
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $73.51 (9/21/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 C G$1 MS obverse 1850 C G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1850-C issue is one of the rarest Charlotte Mint gold dollars. High grade examples are almost never seen, and lower grade coins are elusive. The production of the 1850-C gold dollar is generally poor, making grading difficult. The surfaces of this issue are often Prooflike but with grainy or rough patches. The strike, on most seen by the authors, has been average, with some weakness on the obverse. Just a few choice coins have been graded over the years. Notable examples that have surfaced include the Eliasberg coin, the James A. Stack piece, and the coin that was part of the famous Elrod Collection.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/7/2019

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1850 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 850 1150 1950 2500 3500 3650 4100 6100 6250 7750 12500 27500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 17500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 92
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1850 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----329313112811722-------91
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Total----329313112811722-------91
 ----3 %2 %10 %3 %14 %12 %31 %1 %19 %2 %2 %------- 
1850 C G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 741 $4,830.00
8/16/2007 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2409, 2409/Lot# 1132 $3,920.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4732 $5,980.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5307 $4,887.50
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1182/Lot# 3904 $11,162.50
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105704 $1,273.55
12/5/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4843 $1,997.50
7/6/2017 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1257/Lot# 3185 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 G$1 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base150515521658192823192807310333863657395246435702616971687651119701257100000
152115871748205824822906319734763755418249965858650273299091121701257100000
000000319734763755418249965858650273299091121701257100000
0000003292356738544413534960136835749010530123711257100000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 7651
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4643
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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