Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 4,952
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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1859 D G$1 MS obverse 1859 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1859-D is probably the most readily found Type 3 gold dollar struck at the Dahlonega Mint, edging out the slightly rarer 1858-D in availability. The most commonly offered examples of this date seem to be About Uncirculated. Most of those seen display at least some weakness of strike, but not as poor as seen on other dates from the same mint. The central portions are often very weak, with the 8 and 5 sometimes missing entirely. Mint State coins for the date are quite rare, especially near gem. To date, only one example has been graded MS 65 by NGC. The Duke’s Creek example grades MS 64 and was sold in April 2006 for $23,000.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1859 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 625 1305 1855 2650 3700 4000 5000 5625 9875 11200 13300 23500 37500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 6800 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 127
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1859 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1291422493107631-----127
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Total-----1291422503107631-----128
 -----1%2%7%11%17%39%2%8%5%5%2%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10671103130319772368283428473324344738174024513154075801725886449094964910228108341169112597
1079117015282107252328383006336535703886439352235538628777208794927998421043011120119930
000000300633653570388643935223553862877720879492799842104301112000
0000003165340636943955476253155670677281828944946410035106321140500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5407
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 3324
Owner: priller
 
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