Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 14,632
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.81 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 S G$1 MS obverse 1854 S G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As an issue, the 1854-S is a paradox. In lower grades it is highly touted as the only S-mint Type One gold dollar, and its scarcity is often overstated. However, at the Gem level it is virtually ignored by specialists, undoubtedly because its extreme rarity at this level prevents it from being promoted.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1854 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 175 225 338 415 595 1250 1500 1680 2175 2925 3400 4275 7500 18300 40000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4300 - - 74000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 148
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1854 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------254255412518572-----148
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Total------254255412518572-----148
 ------1 %3 %3 %17 %36 %1 %17 %12 %3 %5 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/19/2004 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1872, 1872/Lot# 1895 $1,320.00
9/6/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1484 $4,140.00
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2515 $10,925.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4104 $2,996.25
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 192854 $3,207.60
6/29/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 226 $1,850.00
2/26/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7972 $1,057.50
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4248 $56,400.00
10/22/2017 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131744/Lot# 29454 $384.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 G$1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37244552762070589110471186157717922069223324642910330347686324959313778201112980644811
39647255864876794310931316164818842123231026123041379152867413109881588923342348070
0000001093131616481884212323102612304137915286741310988158892334200
0000001139144617201976217823872761317242795805850312383180002657400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2910
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2069
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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