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: $72.56 (9/16/2019)
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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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1852 O G$1 MS
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Base $ 140 150 230 275 325 370 475 515 670 1150 1410 2000 3875 11350 36500 51500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2500 5700 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 504
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: 9/10/2019 1852 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----4122719388716596550188-2----504
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Total----4122719388716596550189-2----505
 ----1 %2 %5 %4 %8 %17 %33 %2 %13 %10 %4 %2 %-0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/16/2003 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1806, 1806/Lot# 1503 $242.00
1/29/2009 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 9071 $833.75
9/19/2010 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2735 $322.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5270 $1,610.00
11/24/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148083 $380.60
  PCGS Genuine AU   Bonhams $374.00
8/28/2016 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131636/Lot# 22268 $282.00


NGC Registry

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