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: $72.54 (9/17/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1852 G$1 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4260
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1852 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1121030127727979701325541318791832--4260
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--------------632-----11
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Total-----1121030127727979701325547321811832--4271
 -----0 %0 %0 %1 %3 %17 %2 %23 %31 %13 %8 %2 %0 %0 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
12/4/1996 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0899, 899/Lot# 1805 $168.80
3/10/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 228, 234/Lot# 1423 $287.50
1/29/2012 NGC Details Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1074 $414.00
6/2/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 117290 $188.81
10/6/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131342/Lot# 26419 $223.25
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15723 $646.25
  PCGS MS 62   Bonhams $444.00
1/31/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131606/Lot# 23495 $481.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23025527830439552753955157258660762075410811488204833494431654593231393021102
23826228633443953154355857659361166486312161674248137095135747110858163200
0000005435585765936116648631216167424813709513574711085800
0000005475655816006157099721352186129154070584083971239400
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 9323
Owner: supreme coins and collectibles
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3349
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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