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: $82.83 (5/27/2020)
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.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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1853 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 150 230 260 300 340 360 410 440 625 780 1175 1750 3400 8450 30500 50500 - - -
$ - - - - 525 - 875 1300 2400 3750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1355
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: 5/26/2020 1853 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---12411194410443624283264109411111---1355
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Total---12411194410443724284268110431111---1364
 ---0%0%0%1%1%3%8%32%2%21%20%8%3%1%0%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O G$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4505025275757257837748209089581081145017072029264335645367900710571157152376736438
467510543625744783789849924999120415351814223329504165658095281228518399279900
00000078984992499912041535181422332950416565809528122851839900
0000008048789411040132716211921243832574766779310049140002108300
1853 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4584775026847458208568919251005105113031483186923023194480580099622102011102111890
464485563704770832868902952102011351363161220132599373158738547981510474113110
00000086890295210201135136316122013259937315873854798151047400
000000879914978103612191423174021582897426869419084100081074800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3194
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1869
Owner: Weezie Belle
 
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