Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 9,882
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $76.83 (2/18/2020)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 D G$1 MS obverse 1851 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: This date is the second-most-common Type 1 gold dollar struck at the Dahlonega Mint. The term common must be kept in perspective, however, when one considers that more than three million gold dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1851. Circulated examples are not exceptionally rare, but very few Mint State coins have been graded by NGC. The finest by far is the superb NGC MS 65 Duke’s Creek / Bareford specimen. This fabulous piece sold for $7,500 in 1978! The coin more recently sold at auction in April 2006 for $37,375. Many Dahlonega Mint coins of this date are boldly struck and have above-average surfaces. A number also exhibit heavy die clashing.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1851 D G$1 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 144
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1851 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------4711204632123351-----144
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Total------4711204632124351-----145
 ------3%5%8%14%32%2%14%17%2%3%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135113931609190322052821294830683183333434963984414148055956725896561023610842114731236813312
13651465170720042410286329883106323333883659403643625189639080579849104381105211771126830
0000002988310632333388365940364362518963908057984910438110521177100
00000030283145328434423821408945845572682488571004310640112631207000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5956
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 4141
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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