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: $73.23 (9/23/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/26/2019

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1856 D G$1 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1856 D G$1 MS
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Base-----1223914-3-1-------35
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Total-----1223914-3-1-------35
 -----3 %6 %6 %9 %26 %40 %-9 %-3 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/16/2007 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2409, 2409/Lot# 1140 $7,168.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4525 $31,050.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5264 $8,812.50
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6793 $9,400.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5410 $8,812.50
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5038 $1,645.00
1/8/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6377 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 G$1 MS D
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Base805831153172321233864923502151585407580163858153847294781092525816000000
805831343185327038984956506752415538599669748259880799601588925816000000
000000506752415538599669748259880799601588925816000000
0000005112532456706190756483669143104432085225816000000
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