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: $85.92 (6/17/2021)
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: 3/27/2020

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1857 D G$1 MS
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Base $ 475 625 1375 1975 2650 3750 4600 5250 7675 11200 13250 18250 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 8100 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 97
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: 6/15/2021 1857 D G$1 MS
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Base----22421325296761-------97
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Total----22421325306771-------99
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106711031303203324012948317233963545374746945407580165746942732577238215873092691003410844
107911701546215625833023324734463612406349325538605966977070745878878387891095241030411386
0000003247344636124063493255386059669770707458788783878910952400
0000003321349536804378516956706316681971977590805185589089977900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4694
Owner: L
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4694
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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