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: $62.82 (9/24/2017)
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: 8/29/2017

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1851 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 390 485 800 1000 1550 1950 2100 2300 2825 3250 3550 4650 7000 13500 25500 42500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 5250 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 411
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/16/2007 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2409, 2409/Lot# 1134 $1,736.00
12/16/2011 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1045 $1,872.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4390 $4,993.75
7/28/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116675 $1,548.80
8/30/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3328 $3,055.00
1/26/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1662 $1,086.88
3/21/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11619 $822.50
6/15/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 808, 817/Lot# 242 $2,550.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base95897410811421170722152319243325252740294831943406378344455747780890849551000
963101011941516187622502357246425972809303032653532400448796434823392409551000
0000002357246425972809303032653532400448796434823392409551000
0000002395249426682879311233353657422453137121865993959551000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 4445
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2948
Owner: priller
 
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