Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,460
Catalog: KM-86
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $65.45 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1856 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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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
1/6/2010 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 3794 $8,050.00
12/2/2010 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4258 $5,462.50
1/3/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4702 $37,375.00
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
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6702 $7,349.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111233529103601384340645412606868667317898012552178522581637926565501111
117792526314036813916451356306334701678711017014318205062985244134565501110
0000003916451356306334701678711017014318205062985244134565501100
0000003990496258496600716684251136116085231613388950342565501100
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