Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,045,351
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $83.19 (5/28/2020)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 G$1 MS obverse 1852 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

When Alexander Hamilton created the original text that became the Mint Act of 1792, he recommended a bi-metallic standard including both gold and silver. The unit of this coinage system was the dollar, which he envisioned would be struck in both metals. Hamilton specifically recommended a gold piece of 10 dollars, another of one dollar, a silver piece of one dollar, a silver dime or disme, a copper cent, and a copper half cent. As we know, Congress did not actually include the gold dollar in the Mint Act of 1792, and it would be nearly 60 years before the gold dollar actually became a reality. Gold dollars and double eagles were authorized by Congress in 1849, partly to provide additional uses for all of the California gold that began to make its way to world markets.

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Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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1852 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 190 250 310 320 320 330 345 350 415 425 500 765 3000 5950 29000 52500 130000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4278
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/26/2020 1852 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1121030128736989711330544318781831--4278
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Total-----1121030128736989711330550322801831--4290
 -----0%0%0%1%3%17%2%23%31%13%8%2%0%0%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4344504775976637747837938118298659009499901131155830094134785997561328114277
43945951761970077778679981784187791696310371273204233845376849110931136130
0000007867998178418779169631037127320423384537684911093100
0000007908058238538889339761084141625253759661791241210600
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 9756
Owner: supreme coins and collectibles
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3009
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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