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: $63.33 (9/26/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1851 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 450 550 825 1150 2350 2800 3100 3400 4450 5800 6450 9400 15300 28500 57500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 138
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
3/27/1996 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0827, 827/Lot# 825 $2,584.75
12/20/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 205, 211/Lot# 8105 $3,389.05
12/5/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4846 $4,406.25
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1663 $3,407.50
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 194047 $12,938.20
3/27/2015 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7325 $2,232.50
8/2/2017 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(5), 1258/Lot# 5435 $2,585.00


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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