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: $62.82 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1853 O G$1 MS obverse 1853 O G$1 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2017

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1853 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 150 185 235 285 330 350 390 460 650 850 1200 1800 3400 9150 30550 50500 - - -
$ - - - - 525 - 875 1300 2400 3750 - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1302
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/28/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1158, 1158/Lot# 2099 $200.45
5/25/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4519 $4,025.00
9/15/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 283, 289/Lot# 1232 $333.50
2/3/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4302 $2,875.00
10/2/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131141/Lot# 24805 $149.50
3/30/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 180333 $231.00
4/21/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3478, 6027/Lot# 20256 $252.63
7/24/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131631/Lot# 21387 $282.00


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
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3406
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

Southern Gold Dollars

1/7/2016 — A survey of Southern Gold Dollars issued between 1849 and 1861 from the Charlotte, Dahlonega, and New Orleans Mints.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer