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: $61.37 (5/28/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1859 G$1 MS obverse 1859 G$1 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1859 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 280 300 340 355 390 450 530 600 725 1985 2800 5500 17000 38500 - -
$ - - 345 365 410 - - 625 900 2100 - 7250 - 50000

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 420
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/5/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1012, 1012/Lot# 1930 $179.35
11/27/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4399 $264.50
10/9/2011 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/09/2011, 139/Lot# 19828 $220.00
9/2/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1998 $228.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9197 $640.38
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31159 $533.45
3/19/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131713/Lot# 28276 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24426829532039551553255157559161563167410811375182128853639469470711029215211
2522773033454355205385595805996206458091179152321753136399054868144119310
000000538559580599620645809117915232175313639905486814400
000000544567585607625659945127716722530338743426278921800
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1375
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 851
Owner: jtryka
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer