Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,477
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $79.62 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1858 D G$1 MS obverse 1858 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The quality of strike improved greatly on this issue compared with those struck at the Dahlonega Mint in 1857. Many, but not all, are weakly struck in the central portions, particularly in the 85 of the date. This is one of the more obtainable Type 3 gold dollars produced at the Dahlonega Mint. About Uncirculated coins are offered at auction with regularity, but in Mint State the date becomes quite rare. At least two gems are known, the finest being a superb coin that formed part of the Duke’s Creek Collection and was graded MS 66 by NGC. It is a fully struck wonder-coin, and it is probably the finest Type 3 gold dollar known from the Dahlonega Mint. The coin sold at auction in April 2006 for $74,750.

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Last Updated: 5/31/2019

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1858 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 625 1120 1780 2550 3650 4150 5250 5625 7800 10400 13750 23000 38500 66500 105000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 116
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1858 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---15236725361101171-1----116
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Total---15236725361101171-1----116
 ---1%4%2%3%5%6%22%31%1%9%9%6%1%-1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1067110313031817232227813057330335063902402446435243587971988727105991237813074137991482215901
107911701474198524752873313933713638394342304843545563197708935111192126101331614140151820
00000031393371363839434230484354556319770893511119212610133161414000
00000032213438377039834437504356676758821799751178512842135571448100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5243
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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