Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 290,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $88.55 (7/30/2021)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 O G$1 MS obverse 1851 O G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: As would be expected of a coin with a relatively high mintage, the 1851-O gold dollar is not extremely difficult to locate in circulated condition. It is still much rarer than its Philadelphia counterpart for the year. Mint State coins are increasingly difficult to locate in a higher state of preservation. Gem examples are very rare, and a single example has been graded MS 66 by NGC. A small group (10 to 12) of MS 64 and MS 65 coins was discovered around 2001. Most of the high-grade coins seen have good luster and golden-yellow surfaces. Interestingly, several coins have been cataloged in the distant past as Proofs. Some 1851-O gold dollars are partially Prooflike (NGC has graded one as such), but none would be considered a true Proof by modern numismatists.


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Last Updated: 5/10/2021

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1851 O G$1 MS
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Base $ 140 150 185 260 325 325 330 355 400 750 850 975 2000 4300 9000 32500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 927
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1851 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----711252046118306161231614828161----926
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---------------31-----4
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Total----711252046118306161231624831171----931
 ----1%1%3%2%5%13%33%2%13%17%5%3%2%0%---- 
1851 O G$1 MS PL
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Total--------------1-------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base458477502684735865877891908925997147715521663246435644935796084638989973710530
46448556370177886988289791494911571502158919302831402159438128863892381000111057
000000882897914949115715021589193028314021594381288638923800
000000886902919973131715271626219731974478695282958814948800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2574
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2464
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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