Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 8,382
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.53 (9/16/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 D G$1 MS obverse 1850 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: As a date, the 1850-D issue is far rarer than the 1849-D gold dollar. Relatively few have been graded Mint State, and the 1850-D coin is very scarce in any condition. The number of coins offered at auction is also less than one would expect. The average coin seen is Very Fine to Extremely Fine. This issue can easily be considered one of the rarest Type 1 gold dollars. Most 1850-D gold dollars are softly struck on the obverse, making grading a tricky affair. The finest example known of the date is the exceptional piece from the famed Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega gold coins. The coin was graded NGC MS 64 and sold at auction in April, 2006 for $34,500.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1850 D G$1 MS
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Base $ 425 525 1090 1500 3125 3750 3950 4500 6200 10350 11350 16500 36000 54500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 101
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: 9/10/2019 1850 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----148713192445952------101
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Total----148713192445952------101
 ----1 %4 %8 %7 %13 %19 %24 %4 %5 %9 %5 %2 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/2/1997 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 7419 $1,150.00
1/10/1998 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7419 $6,325.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1444 $17,250.00
8/16/2007 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2409, 2409/Lot# 1133 $3,360.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4511 $4,830.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31136 $834.25
12/3/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1227/Lot# 3290 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 G$1 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9971028117317531776287231383345342736394217536755446324851598541770800000
100710761366176121412961320733723498383246005426580470548961124721770800000
000000320733723498383246005426580470548961124721770800000
000000327634003568402449845485606477859408150901770800000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5544
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 2872
Owner: priller
 
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