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: $82.09 (3/5/2021)
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: 9/14/2020

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1853 G$1 MS
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Base $ 135 145 195 225 275 285 295 330 335 350 375 425 500 850 1850 2950 18000 50000 170000 -
$ - - - - 340 - - 435 625 1050 2500 4700 20500 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11274
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: 3/2/2021 1853 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----329155131319732602690353913308401934610---11274
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Total----329155131319742602692354213368531984910---11307
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43445047759766377478379381182986590094999011311558233532386820100741448515545
439459517619700777786799817841877916963103712731817263644327905115441483816322
0000007867998178418779169631037127318172636443279051154400
0000007908058238538889339761084141620762937562689891301500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1558
Owner: tsevni2
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1131
Owner: Giuliano Granata
 
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