Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 11,515
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.02 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 C G$1 MS obverse 1853 C G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1853-C gold dollars were very poorly produced. The issue is often seen on weakly struck planchets. The central portions on the reverse near the date are nearly always obscured. Grading the 1853-C gold dollar can be tricky business. A Mint State coin, if one were to become available, would be graded more by the luster than by actual wear. Partially Prooflike examples of this date are also seen on occasion. Although the 1852-C and 1853-C are very similar in overall rarity, the 1853-C is much rarer in higher states of preservation. The finest graded to date is a single NGC MS 65 example. An MS 64 coin sold for $14,100 in January, 2014. There are two varieties known for the date, including one with the mintmark obviously re-punched.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1853 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 500 800 1100 1600 2000 2300 2700 3700 5200 5800 7250 17500 21000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 8500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/7/1996 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0865, 865/Lot# 1930 $1,424.25
9/17/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3135 $1,955.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1097 $948.75
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5274 $705.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105705 $909.79
1/8/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6364 $14,100.00
9/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8517 $998.75
10/31/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1241/Lot# 5432 $4,230.00
1/4/2017 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6533 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base949102811381505186523022401255526992885340638174187460462487258765480650000
975106512601625201123352452260327613059354339404326515265857390779180650000
0000002452260327613059354339404326515265857390779180650000
0000002504265128233232368040644465570069217522792880650000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4604
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 4604
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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