Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 140,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $61.37 (5/28/2017)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 O G$1 MS obverse 1852 O G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: In Mint State, the 1852-O is the third-rarest gold dollar struck at the New Orleans Mint after the 1850-O and the 1855-O. Average Mint State examples are scarce but are offered with regularity. Choice and Gem specimens are very rare, the finest being two NGC MS 66 examples. One of these sold in July, 2005 for $23,000. No Gem pieces have been sold at auction for a decade. This date is regularly seen weakly struck, especially in the central portions. Many known examples of the 1852-O gold dollar are also found with obverse die cracks running from the portrait of Liberty into the rim. The 1852-O is a very scarce and even circulated examples should bring a higher premium than is often the case.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/11/2016

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1852 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 170 215 240 290 370 425 525 700 1100 1250 2400 4500 13500 40000 52500 - - - -
$ - - 465 575 800 - 1350 2800 5800 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 488
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/4/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8011 $1,495.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1272 $937.25
8/20/2008 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2574, 2574/Lot# 1856 $2,016.00
9/9/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 1414 $3,105.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1435 $10,925.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1296 $1,006.25
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10156 $317.25
11/24/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148083 $380.60
  PCGS Genuine AU   Bonhams $374.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1113514095976747451057122914521583223329103427436178991199818456287184516071697
11117370471622697849111413031495179924583082373855409265141502187634198540050
00000069784911141303149517992458308237385540926514150218763419800
000000721953117113771539201626843254404967191063116303252973967900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3427
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2233
Owner: JTO
 
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