Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $94.52 (9/20/2020)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 S G$1 MS obverse 1857 S G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a surprisingly scarce date in higher grades. The San Francisco Mint was concentrating on the production of double eagles at the time, and just 10,000 gold dollars were coined. Like most early S-Mint coinage, nearly all of these gold dollars immediately entered circulation. Probably not more than a couple dozen Mint State examples have survived, indicating the rarity of Choice AU and near-Mint coins such as this one.

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Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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1857 S G$1 MS
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Base $ 225 290 390 675 975 1250 1475 2050 3650 5800 7500 11500 20000 26500 - - - - - -
$ - - - 2350 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1857 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----321313132234111411------118
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Total----321313132334111411------119
 ----3%2%11%11%11%19%29%1%9%3%1%1%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base65067480297413511692181419282094249533034080456554666820759780068512904195931037811208
65871785911001465173318521983222827643562424248655917707977338175868892259855106550
0000001852198322282764356242424865591770797733817586889225985500
00000018902039236130343821440351666369733878708343886594091011600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5466
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3303
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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