Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 9,882
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: $64.86 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 5/10/2016

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1851 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 525 825 1150 2300 2875 3000 3300 4450 5900 6650 9800 15400 27500 55000 - - - - -
$ - - 3100 3550 5300 - 7400 11000 18750 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 134
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
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
5/29/2011 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1289 $5,980.00
10/18/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5467 $3,290.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4099 $2,585.00
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 194047 $12,938.20
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4942 $4,112.50
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 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111820110314501776204825192781312233243675448551587960116891680324545364035476683489
1127491412181558186622052606289431893441394547096092920313393193832849742524643400
00000018662205260628943189344139454709609292031339319383284974252400
000000195723622693300832563558421549337026104461509821964324504864500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5158
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3675
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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