Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 41,267
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.97 (9/15/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 C G$1 MS obverse 1851 C G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1851-C issue is by far the most common gold dollar from the Charlotte Mint—and the most common denomination, for that matter. Circulated examples are relatively easy to find, but the demand for Branch Mint gold has steadily increased over the last few years. In Mint State condition, this date is the only Charlotte gold dollar that can be found without a great deal of effort. Most 1851-C gold dollars are well struck. Several examples of this date are known in gem condition, the finest graded to date being MS 66, one of which sold at auction in January 2012 for $32,200.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1851 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 850 1030 1400 1850 1880 2000 2500 2625 3250 3450 4600 6200 13900 24200 38500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 5800 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 425
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1851 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----61912336714519613317643----425
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Total-----61912336714619613317643----426
 -----1 %4 %3 %8 %16 %34 %4 %14 %8 %4 %1 %1 %1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/6/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2973, 2973/Lot# 2039 $805.00
12/16/2011 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1045 $1,872.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1067 $2,070.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1069 $1,725.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5267 $2,820.00
4/28/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 112818 $1,669.80
3/30/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 253 $2,300.00
6/4/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5149 $3,525.00
4/27/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 8679 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 G$1 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base95897410811421170722152319243325252740294831943406378344455747780890849551000
963101011941516187622502357246425972809303032653532400448796434823392409551000
0000002357246425972809303032653532400448796434823392409551000
0000002395249426682879311233353657422453137121865993959551000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 9084
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2948
Owner: priller
 
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