Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,533
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.54 (9/16/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 D G$1 MS obverse 1857 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1857-D gold dollar is another scarce coin whose rarity is sometimes underestimated. The population report clearly indicate that fewer of this date survive than either the 1858-D or the 1859-D. The average coin for the date is weakly struck, some to the extreme. The strike is usually weakest on the reverse, particularly about the borders. Like the 1856-D, there are a surprising number of About Uncirculated examples on the population report. Many of these may be duplicate submissions. The 1857-D is truly rare in Mint State. Very few have been graded as such, and the finest seen to date is a MS 62. The Duke’s Creek Collection example is considered the finest known. That coin sold for $14,950 in April 2006.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1857 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 625 1380 1900 2875 3875 4250 4800 8000 11200 13300 18200 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 8100 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 99
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1857 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----22441225317651-------99
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----------1--1--------2
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Total----22441225327661-------101
 ----2 %2 %4 %4 %12 %25 %32 %7 %6 %6 %1 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/20/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2120, 2120/Lot# 2189 $2,352.00
2/25/2008 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 224, 230/Lot# 1028 $8,970.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4527 $4,600.00
4/24/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5414 $4,112.50
7/11/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1187/Lot# 3507 $2,115.00
7/27/2013 NCS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31155 $954.10
12/29/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 160303 $1,210.00
  NGC Details AU Details  Bonhams $1,404.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 G$1 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1073110313032033233529483172339635453747469454075801657476510000000
1083117015462134253930233247344636124063493255386059693376510000000
0000003247344636124063493255386059693376510000000
0000003321349536804378516956706316729276510000000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4694
Owner: L
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4694
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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