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: $71.51 (12/14/2019)
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
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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: 93
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: 12/10/2019 1850 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----329313112911722-------92
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Total----329313112911722-------92
 ----3 %2 %10 %3 %14 %12 %32 %1 %18 %2 %2 %------- 
1850 C G$1 MS PL
 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
11/7/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4116 $3,450.00
6/24/2012 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3299, 3299/Lot# 2317 $675.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105704 $1,273.55
3/28/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6158 $998.75
4/27/2016 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5632 $2,585.00
2/22/2018 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1272/Lot# 5632 $2,040.00
9/5/2019 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2019 September 5 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1299/Lot# 3919 $13,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1233127115581843243327543009323833033486426142174630565677048118854790789632102111103211901
124613671653204025402839308532603364374442614355497263397842826187249263982510485113220
00000030853260336437444261435549726339784282618724926398251048500
000000316232813425400342614492531470217980840489019447100181075800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 7704
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4261
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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