Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,533
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: $63.98 (8/28/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 5/19/2016

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1857 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 625 1050 1700 2600 4350 4700 5450 7350 10250 14500 21000 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 94
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/19/2005 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2329 $8,050.00
11/20/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2120, 2120/Lot# 2189 $2,352.00
1/6/2011 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5053 $7,187.50
8/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4405 $4,112.50
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 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1118651333200925102910352938684307456551586400765113203193092866943176658851017681
1128910211558217626433116364240144393476255726817950115238224293350450745778461017680
000000264331163642401443934762557268179501152382242933504507457784600
0000002776332237554160447949605986723411352172732554938340583158980700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4307
Owner: L
 
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