Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 290,000
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 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 5/19/2016

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1853 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 150 185 230 270 335 360 390 480 750 900 1350 1950 3500 9500 30500 52500 - - -
$ - - 375 410 525 - - 1550 2475 4550 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1292
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/2/2016 AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131631/Lot# 21387
8/14/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(6), 1238/Lot# 8336


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 2925 $2,990.00
9/14/2009 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2745, 2745/Lot# 1844 $264.50
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12565 $299.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1099 $207.00
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 738, 747/Lot# 1347 $10,250.00
3/30/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 180333 $231.00
3/13/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3525, 6094/Lot# 22334 $646.25
6/28/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131527/Lot# 21438 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4234715025466807057177297988771022136916491928254334065285871510226152522314435572
439481516590688709721752824925113714621742213328304032642892181190117882272860
00000072175282492511371462174221332830403264289218119011788200
00000072577585097312531555183523383118465875719722135762051300
1853 O G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4505025275757257837748209089581081145017072029264335645367900710571157152376736438
467510543625744783789849924999120415351814223329504165658095281228518399279900
00000078984992499912041535181422332950416565809528122851839900
0000008048789411040132716211921243832574766779310049140002108300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3406
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 829
Owner: wwcca
 
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