Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,076,051
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $70.80 (11/13/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 G$1 MS obverse 1853 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Produced in staggering numbers for the era, the 1853 (4 million pieces struck) is the most plentiful Gold Dollar from the standpoint of total number of coins extant. An argument can also be made for labeling this issue as the most common in the entire Gold Dollar series of 1849-1889. One should have little trouble locating examples in grades up to and including MS65, although coins at the Gem level are scarce when compared to the number of high grade collectors in today's hobby. The true rarity of this issue, however, does not emerge until one crosses the Superb Gem threshold.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2019

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1853 G$1 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11116
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1853 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----319155029719142562653350113268461924310---11116
----------------1-----1
----------1-1361342----30
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Total----319155029719152562654350413328591974510---11147
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %3 %17 %2 %24 %31 %12 %8 %2 %0 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/17/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9284 $977.50
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1092 $4,095.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1879 $1,725.00
11/20/2011 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 24196 $893.20
12/8/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 9636 $532.45
7/3/2012 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3305, 3305/Lot# 1240 $844.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3331 $2,643.75
8/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 815, 824/Lot# 768 $650.00
6/11/2017 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131725/Lot# 25224 $211.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43445047759766377478379381182986590094999011311558233532386820100741448515545
43945951761970077778679981784187791696310371273181726364432790511544148380
0000007867998178418779169631037127318172636443279051154400
0000007908058238538889339761084141620762937562689891301500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1558
Owner: tsevni2
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 990
Owner: dan shea
 
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