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: $83.25 (5/28/2020)
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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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1850 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 425 525 1100 1500 3100 3750 3950 4500 6200 10500 11350 16500 47500 54500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
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: 5/26/2020 1850 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2410713192545752------103
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Total----2410713192545752------103
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base996102811731790212430683210334534273639420252335437632485159886103831099411633122981323914232
1007107613791901243931153255337234983827454653015733705489721005210587112071185512612135700
000000325533723498382745465301573370548972100521058711207118551261200
000000330034003568401448895369602877859429102171079011420120761292500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5437
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 3068
Owner: priller
 
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