Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 290,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.50 (9/17/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 O G$1 MS obverse 1853 O G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The issue is usually well struck but occasionally has a grainy mint luster. The 1853-O is the easiest New Orleans gold dollar to obtain in all grades, even though the mintage is the same as the 1851-O. Still, it is much rarer than coins from the Philadelphia Mint of the same era. Even though lower-grade coins are relatively readily available, gem examples of the date are quite rare. Very few gems have sold at public auction over the last decade. Just a few have been graded as superb; these are closely held by collectors. The single NGC MS 67 example has not appeared at auction.


GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1853 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 150 230 260 300 340 360 410 440 625 780 1180 1750 3400 8450 30500 50500 - - -
$ - - - - 525 - 875 1300 2400 3750 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1344
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing F series, 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: 9/10/2019 1853 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1241119439843224284261110431011---1344
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----------1-1312------8
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Total---1241119439843324285264111451011---1352
 ---0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %3 %7 %32 %2 %21 %20 %8 %3 %1 %0 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 331, 337/Lot# 6258 $7,820.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1436 $10,925.00
11/21/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 5183 $517.50
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1099 $207.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4592 $2,760.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 12655 $675.63
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121804 $183.70
4/26/2017 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1254/Lot# 8122 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 G$1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4505025275757257837748209089581081145017072029264335645367900710571157152376736438
467510543625744783789849924999120415351814223329504165658095281228518399279900
00000078984992499912041535181422332950416565809528122851839900
0000008048789411040132716211921243832574766779310049140002108300
1853 G$1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4234715025466807057177297988771022136916491928254334065285871510226152522314435572
439481516590688709721752824925113714621742213328304032642892181190117882272860
00000072175282492511371462174221332830403264289218119011788200
00000072577585097312531555183523383118465875719722135762051300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3406
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1928
Owner: Weezie Belle
 
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