Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,076,051
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: $65.45 (7/29/2016)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1853 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 175 220 260 295 335 340 350 380 465 500 725 1125 3800 6400 22500 57500 155000 -
$ - - - 345 365 - 490 565 775 1500 4850 9750 26000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10690
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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8/2/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131631/Lot# 22032
8/2/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131631/Lot# 21386


Auction Prices Realized

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11/10/1999 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1234, 1234/Lot# 1813 $263.75
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1481 $718.75
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1092 $4,095.00
11/18/2012 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 726, 735/Lot# 139 $775.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 12652 $734.38
10/12/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 219746 $503.00
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32625 $352.50
11/5/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21001 $1,175.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1227/Lot# 3293 $5,405.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23025527830439552753955157258660762075410811488203333494431654593131391521078
23826228633443953154355857659361166486312161669247137095135746710847163020
0000005435585765936116648631216166924713709513574671084700
0000005475655816006157099721352185129104070584083901238100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1081
Owner: K M Lust
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1081
Owner: Michael C Jones
 
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