Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 6,583
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $73.59 (9/23/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 D G$1 MS obverse 1853 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1853-D gold dollar is of similar rarity to the above-mentioned 1853-C. Both are moderately rare in all grades, and exceptionally rare in Mint State. Many great collections that have been sold in the past could muster only a circulated example of the date. The quality of production for this issue is about par for a coin of the era from a Southern mint. Poor planchets and weakness of strike are not unusual. Light die scratching is also often seen on examples of the 1853-D. Incredibly, at least two superb examples of this coin are known. They are from a hoard of gold coins discovered in Jackson, Tennessee, during construction of a parking lot. It is not known exactly what coins were in the hoard, but they were mostly from the 1850s. The single NGC MS 66 certified coin sold in February 2010 for $74,750.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1853 D G$1 MS
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Base $ 600 850 1020 1650 2500 2750 3125 4300 5300 8125 10000 14250 23000 36500 48500 100000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 127
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1853 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----154624513121262-1----127
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Total-----154624533121272-1----130
 -----1 %4 %3 %5 %18 %41 %2 %9 %9 %5 %2 %-1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/1/2000 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1373, 1373/Lot# 1616 $4,747.50
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 1005 $20,700.00
4/23/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1506 $3,910.00
9/19/2010 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2738 $9,775.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9175 $805.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6775 $8,225.00
7/11/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1187/Lot# 3499 $1,703.75
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5142 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9589901173172521172614275428853068339640484725515863247198855994851217843294000
969105113571856228326612798294631773613427448695547661576528868103832255043294000
0000002798294631773613427448695547661576528868103832255043294000
0000002841300732873831449950145935690781059176112803292243294000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4048
Owner: Longstreet Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3396
Owner: mrcommem
 
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