Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 5,235
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $88.58 (1/17/2021)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 3/27/2020

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1859 C G$1 MS
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Base $ 500 650 1750 2850 3300 4200 4750 5450 6750 7500 8600 13250 30500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 92
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/12/2021 1859 C G$1 MS
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 C G$1 MS
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Base1103113813332295292333453447354537123860421744854725580180098434887694229991105861142812321
11151203165425043064337934803601376139794306456550846537815185819058961210189108671172612937
000000348036013761397943064565508465378151858190589612101891086700
000000351236563811409843964645544272738292872992409801103881114700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5801
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4217
Owner: Wylan
 
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