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: $72.16 (10/18/2019)
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: 6/14/2019

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1853 C G$1 MS
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Base $ 600 850 1030 1470 1910 2225 2425 2700 3500 4700 5150 7200 14500 19400 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 8500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 136
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: 10/8/2019 1853 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----148511214369101431-----136
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Total----148511214369111431-----137
 ----1 %3 %6 %4 %8 %15 %31 %4 %7 %8 %10 %2 %1 %----- 

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
1/8/1999 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7857 $6,037.50
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1096 $5,060.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4102 $1,527.50
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
2/22/2018 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1272/Lot# 4114 $4,320.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12331271155817352102240725052600271328603238371238684485600767407115757880648572929410060
1246136716171857220424402537263827622986339637644074499262516865726977408233881395490
0000002537263827622986339637644074499262516865726977408233881300
0000002568267528113112355438164279550064966990742479028403905300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6007
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 4485
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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