Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 14,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $84.05 (2/27/2021)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 O G$1 MS obverse 1850 O G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1850-O issue has by far the lowest mintage of any New Orleans gold dollar. This date is at least as rare as many Dahlonega and Charlotte issues and can be considered underrated at current levels. High-grade coins of this issue are very rarely seen, and the finest graded examples to date have been two MS 64 specimens, one of which resided in the famous Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection. The vast majority of Mint State examples seen grade MS 61 or MS 62. Most 1850-O dollars are well struck, but they are sometimes found with light die rust on Liberty’s neck and jaw. In the 1906 Harlan P. Smith sale, the Chapman brothers noted that this date was the rarest New Orleans gold dollar, in their opinion—a very astute observation for the time.

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Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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1850 O G$1 MS
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Base $ 260 375 500 675 900 925 1100 1200 1975 2900 3300 4150 6400 17000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 192
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 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: 2/23/2021 1850 O G$1 MS
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Base-----157628649442151------191
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Total-----157628659442151------192
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1850 O G$1 MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O G$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50252760977499013451393172518082161258531033238367546946248872712624186512793311
5105546648461108136115031752192523022757314833834014521270741002614633217452793311
00000015031752192523022757314833834014521270741002614633217452793300
00000016141780204324432930319335294354573079001132516642248392793300
1850 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6537359331138136316091621163417991886249530093183349642176385674571907657814788429581
680801100112131445161316251689182820892666306732873736494065056893734678208379908810060
0000001625168918282089266630673287373649406505689373467820837900
0000001630174418572292283831253392397756626625704275017984861000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2495
Owner: fxskier
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2495
Owner: JTO
 
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