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: $79.25 (4/3/2020)
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: 3/27/2020

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1853 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 190 220 275 285 295 305 325 345 415 425 500 765 1850 2950 18000 50000 170000 -
$ - - - - 340 - - 435 625 1050 2500 4700 20500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11176
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: 3/31/2020 1853 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----319155030419382592670351313268441914310---11176
----------------1-----1
----------1-1361342----30
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Total----319155030419392592671351613328571964510---11207
 ----0%0%0%0%0%3%17%2%24%31%12%8%2%0%0%--- 

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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