Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 5,235
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: $64.02 (7/25/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 C G$1 MS obverse 1859 C G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: For the last year that gold dollars were minted at the Charlotte Mint, the pride of quality workmanship was totally absent. The 1859-C gold dollar was issued poorly struck, with numerous and assorted planchet defects. The borders are unusually broad and are always weakly struck on some portion. With the lowest mintage of all gold dollars from the Charlotte Mint, the 1859-C is scarce in all grades. Mint State coins are very rare, with the finest graded being MS 63. This coin sold for $15,275 in June, 2015. Grading poorly produced gold coins such as these can be difficult, to say the least. One must consider the remaining luster and the various planchet problems to arrive at a net grade.


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Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1859 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 79
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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1/8/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4640 $5,750.00
9/19/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2332 $5,750.00
3/2/2008 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2497, 2497/Lot# 2507 $16,800.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4601 $7,762.50
4/24/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5421 $3,055.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31160 $827.20
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105706 $962.50
6/4/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4176 $5,640.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111695990168322592699341838004284456551586400754314052211723232149943780381231811
112327931221187524052938354539614377476255726781971216425248883819559308930851231810
000000240529383545396143774762557267819712164252488838195593089308500
00000025523178367241224471496059867162118821879828604440696867310813300
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