Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,762,936
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $73.25 (9/22/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 G$1 MS obverse 1856 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The majority of 1856 Gold Dollars display a Slanted 5 in the date. As the first Type Three Gold Dollar from the Philadelphia Mint, the 1856 enjoys considerable popularity among type collectors, at least in circulated grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1856 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 138 150 200 235 260 265 275 285 300 480 760 790 970 1060 3250 5950 11510 35750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 532
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1856 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----13438251232813011359296-----532
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Total----13438251232813011359296-----532
 ----0 %1 %1 %1 %2 %5 %23 %5 %24 %21 %11 %5 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
12/26/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0905, 905/Lot# 1762 $274.30
9/2/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1996 $218.50
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25139 $253.00
4/14/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 108862 $156.20
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3433, 3433/Lot# 3269 $220.00
3/21/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10518 $5,581.25
6/1/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 197856 $192.50
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 26032 $246.75
12/28/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 836, 845/Lot# 584 $300.00


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