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: $82.81 (5/27/2020)
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: 4/24/2020

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1852 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 150 230 275 325 370 475 515 670 1150 1410 2000 3875 14300 36500 51500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2500 5700 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 514
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
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: 5/26/2020 1852 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----5122919388916996650188-2----514
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Total----5122919388916996650189-2----515
 ----1%2%6%4%7%17%33%2%13%10%3%2%-0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base458477502684774865900941110311591357184320562464339658368559969010271108781173812647
46448556371480487791499511221225151919142192277542096744893698841047311165120410
0000009149951122122515191914219227754209674489369884104731116500
000000927104911401291168119852328308550237651931310077106761145100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3396
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2056
Owner: JTO
 
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