Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 168,244
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: $63.93 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1859 G$1 MS
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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
1859 G$1 MS Prooflike
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 416
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/4/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0968, 968/Lot# 1948 $379.80
4/26/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2295 $1,380.00
11/27/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4399 $264.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3486 $948.75
8/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4410 $1,880.00
9/2/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1998 $228.00
11/24/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148234 $225.50
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215432 $165.00
4/22/2015 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 8393 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24426829532039551553255157559161563167410811375182128853639469470711029215211
2522773033454355205385595805996206458091179152321753136399054868144119310
000000538559580599620645809117915232175313639905486814400
000000544567585607625659945127716722530338743426278921800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1375
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 851
Owner: Empire Builder
 
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