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: $84.04 (3/2/2021)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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1853 C G$1 MS
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Base $ 600 850 1050 1475 1950 2150 2350 2700 3700 4700 5000 7250 14500 21000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 138
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1853 C G$1 MS
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Base----149611214369101431-----138
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Total----149611214369111431-----139
 ----1%3%6%4%8%15%31%4%6%8%10%2%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12331271155817352102240725052600271328603238371238684485600767407115757880648572929410060
12461367161718572204244025372638276229863396376440744992625168657269774082338813954910563
0000002537263827622986339637644074499262516865726977408233881300
0000002568267528113112355438164279550064966990742479028403905300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6007
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 4485
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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