Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 168,244
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $79.57 (2/21/2020)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 G$1 MS obverse 1859 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Undoubtedly the mintage of 168,244 pieces gives the 1859 gold dollar an illusion of availability that is not born out in reality. It is very scarce in high grades with only a handful in MS66 or finer grades.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1859 G$1 MS
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Base $ 130 140 175 235 275 280 285 335 340 430 480 540 715 1400 2300 5000 17000 38000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 565 - 1500 - 6400 - 49000

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 436
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------442279015991243320953---435
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Total------442279015991253320953---436
 ------1%1%0%6%21%3%23%29%8%5%2%1%1%--- 
1859 G$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base434450477565684770776783794882888103611101193141020482643381764008686941510188
43945950660571377277878782388493710611138126516232246303446787162892996730
00000077878782388493710611138126516232246303446787162892900
00000078179085388698710851165133818352445342655397924917200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1410
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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