Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,460
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $86.34 (11/30/2020)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 D G$1 MS obverse 1856 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1856-D gold dollar is a popular rarity; perhaps fewer than 100 coins are known in all grades. This date is considered a key of the series and is always in great demand. Just a few examples have been graded Mint State by NGC, and only one has attained the choice level. A surprising number of coins have been graded About Uncirculated. The authors have seen many coins of this date that have been repaired in one way or another. Caution should be used when purchasing a low-grade 1856-D gold dollar. Most examples seen of this date are weakly struck, but not quite as severely as other years from the Dahlonega Mint. The U of UNITED is always softly struck or missing completely. The single NGC MS 63 coin has not traded at auction.

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Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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1856 D G$1 MS
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Base $ - - 3450 3850 7500 9850 11250 13250 17000 32000 37000 48500 72500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 36
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1856 D G$1 MS
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Base-----1223915-3-1-------36
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Total-----1223915-3-1-------36
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base298430593135321233864923504351585407580163858153847294781092511459120131269413403141411518416282
300930843161327038984963508152415538599669748259880799601110311644122401293013649144891555017096
0000005081524155385996697482598807996011103116441224012930136491448900
00000051205324567061907564836691431044311281118281246713167138951483600
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