Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 290,000
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: $63.98 (8/27/2016)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 5/19/2016

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1851 O G$1 MS
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Base $ 140 150 185 235 280 325 345 380 465 750 800 1275 2050 4500 8900 29000 - - - -
$ - - 355 390 500 - 900 1400 2550 5100 11000 - - -
1851 O G$1 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 890
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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6/19/1996 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0851, 851/Lot# 1855 $553.88
3/2/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1028, 1028/Lot# 2027 $448.38
2/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 845 $1,150.00
6/26/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 6591 $747.50
6/14/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9164 $747.50
9/30/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131241/Lot# 28767 $258.50
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105047 $687.50
12/17/2013 PCGS VF 35   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1059 $198.00
1/4/2015 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 837, 846/Lot# 1231 $375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base288336366395450551575597844982116312711583204824013126515865457704134342000330203
304346375413483559582679890104211991375173821652642380356206931961415623234030
00000058267989010421199137517382165264238035620693196141562300
000000589761936110212351479189322832884448060827317115241781300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2401
Owner: Coin Maven
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2401
Owner: JTO
 
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