Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 14,000
Catalog: KM-73
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $64.01 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1850 O G$1 MS
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1850 O G$1 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 198
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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6/3/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 7343 $6,612.50
6/27/2008 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2549, 2549/Lot# 1052 $1,036.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4734 $2,139.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1283 $862.50
12/8/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4357 $747.50
5/12/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 751, 760/Lot# 757 $710.00
12/5/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4844 $1,527.50
3/23/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180228 $695.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base47750258670590812961309167817812048248329803113354545126134842812230181252722311
485530625772103713001432171218702193264830243257386750526898969514195211572722310
0000001432171218702193264830243257386750526898969514195211572722300
00000015551746195923382814306834014189559376631096216160241902722300
1850 O G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50252760977499013451393172518082161258531033238367546946248872712624186512793311
5105546648461108136115031752192523022757314833834014521270741002614633217452793310
00000015031752192523022757314833834014521270741002614633217452793300
00000016141780204324432930319335294354573079001132516642248392793300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2483
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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