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: $64.05 (9/30/2016)
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: 1298
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/4/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 22142
10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7745


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/23/2004 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1886, 1886/Lot# 1626 $264.00
1/12/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8442 $862.50
5/12/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 374, 380/Lot# 4295 $2,185.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7249 $1,437.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1917 $1,035.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9184 $616.88
11/24/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148103 $226.66
3/9/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 176046 $346.50
7/9/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7846 $822.50


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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