Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 55,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.02 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 O G$1 MS obverse 1855 O G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1855-O gold dollar is moderately rare, being the most common Type 2 from a Branch Mint. Although the 1855-O can be found with some effort, remember that its mintage is less than 1/10 that of its Philadelphia counterpart. Interestingly, the current population reports reflect about the same ratio of known specimens from the two mints. The quality of striking for the issue is above average for a branch-mint coin of the era, but die clashing is commonly seen. The authors have also seen many that are curiously Prooflike in appearance (NGC has certified one as such). Most coins are well circulated and the date becomes much rarer in the higher states of preservation. Currently, no examples are known in gem Mint State. One of the NGC MS 64 examples sold at auction in February 2010 for $26,450.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1855 O G$1 MS
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Base $ 400 500 815 1140 1620 2000 2500 3450 5025 7800 9050 16750 28500 48500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 509
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1855 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----9173438521291639232086------508
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Total----9173438521291659242086------511
 ----2 %3 %7 %7 %10 %25 %32 %2 %5 %4 %2 %1 %------ 
1855 O G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 861 $2,645.00
10/23/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 1863 $32,775.00
10/9/2011 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 2728 $1,207.50
3/17/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105041 $715.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5036 $2,702.50
7/11/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20640 $4,406.25
8/5/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3740 $1,880.00
10/19/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 826, 835/Lot# 274 $2,450.00
2/16/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1252/Lot# 3908 $6,462.50
8/2/2017 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(5), 1258/Lot# 5447 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 G$1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9589901138152118342212234224642754321638264643494663627808948599671056111180118261274013706
96910391266162519602255238325612908341940984744541868448367964610165107671139512131130620
00000023832561290834194098474454186844836796461016510767113951213100
00000024232657306236234371484558907326892698061036310974116111243500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3826
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3216
Owner: JTO
 
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