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: $62.34 (10/19/2017)
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 538
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/22/1994 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1994 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #118, 118/Lot# 266 $522.50
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12329 $488.75
3/18/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12690 $483.00
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1882 $287.50
7/15/2012 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3311, 3311/Lot# 4090 $220.00
5/11/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 189252 $198.85
12/28/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 836, 845/Lot# 584 $300.00
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4253 $42,300.00


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