Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 13,280
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: $64.86 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 C G$1 MS obverse 1857 C G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: No Type 3 gold dollars were produced at the Charlotte Mint until 1857, and the effort turned out one of the most poorly made United States gold coins. The typical example is weakly struck, with numerous planchet flaws. I have handled coins with tiny flakes of gold literally hanging off the surfaces. In addition to terrible production quality, most pieces seen are well worn. High-grade 1857-C gold dollars are very difficult to grade and rarely offered for sale. To grade an 1857-C gold dollar properly one must consider overall surfaces and any remaining luster. High-grade 1857-C gold dollars are very rare, with just a few pieces having been graded Mint State by NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1857 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 145
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
1/8/1999 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7733 $6,325.00
4/12/2000 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1295, 1295/Lot# 2031 $2,532.00
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2328 $5,175.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4403 $5,142.98
2/22/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4108 $1,938.75
7/28/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116678 $1,512.50
3/28/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6164 $6,462.50
3/27/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7327 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base949102811381477186524332727318334473952471953166248780882268660000000
975106512511606205425312879327136154208491856276768794783718660000000
0000002879327136154208491856276768794783718660000000
0000003031335937844463511759377288808785158660000000
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 5316
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3952
Owner: FredFred
 
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