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: $72.55 (9/19/2019)
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: 140
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1851 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------4711204332023351-----140
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Total------4711204332024351-----141
 ------3 %5 %8 %14 %30 %2 %14 %17 %2 %4 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 842 $7,187.50
12/20/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 205, 211/Lot# 8105 $3,389.05
8/18/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2909, 2909/Lot# 2066 $1,610.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4099 $2,585.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31138 $883.60
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 194047 $12,938.20
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1218/Lot# 3198 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 G$1 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base103610661206186021392821295830683183334535923984414150265956780810074168030000
104611131424195323662867299531063237342737234036443653366573856312317168030000
000000299531063237342737234036443653366573856312317168030000
000000303131453291351038534089473156467191931914560168030000
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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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