Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 6,583
Catalog: KM-73
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $61.32 (10/27/2016)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 5/11/2016

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1853 D G$1 MS
Base $ 400 525 850 1150 2300 2900 3450 3950 5500 9600 11500 15500 23500 37000 50000 110000 - - - -
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Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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10/15/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0989, 989/Lot# 2001 $6,330.00
4/23/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1506 $3,910.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1098 $5,060.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4591 $9,775.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3332 $2,966.88
6/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9402 $763.75
1/29/2015 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3232 $6,932.50
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1165 $8,812.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 D G$1 MS
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3506
Owner: mrcommem
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3506
Owner: priller
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