Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,000
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 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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1857 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 225 290 390 550 950 1300 1600 2050 3500 5300 7350 12000 22000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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11/7/2004 NGC VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1958, 1958/Lot# 1710 $495.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4528 $2,415.00
7/18/2011 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 602, 609/Lot# 1701 $1,955.00
1/24/2012 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10534 $546.25
6/5/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 8831 $705.00
12/1/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154451 $743.60
4/22/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6033 $1,645.00
7/7/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1237/Lot# 4370 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base372445527620997111013661583245928793388367541415158632411257170192606340391632791001261
3964725587451034119514381875259930483483383044805546796813177200333083948020755611001260
000000143818752599304834833830448055467968131772003330839480207556100
000000151021672739321835793985481959359612150982304835615556498784300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5158
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3388
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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