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: $71.84 (10/21/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1859 G$1 MS obverse 1859 G$1 MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

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
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2019

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

1859 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 176 230 273 280 286 335 338 430 480 540 715 1400 2300 5000 17000 38000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 565 - 1500 - 6400 - 49000

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 434
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: 10/8/2019 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------442279015981233320953---433
-----------------------
-------------1--------1
-----------------------
Total------442279015981243320953---434
 ------1 %1 %0 %6 %21 %3 %23 %29 %8 %5 %2 %1 %1 %--- 
1859 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/28/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 269, 275/Lot# 941 $1,150.00
11/21/2010 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 5191 $718.75
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1186/Lot# 5543 $2,350.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31159 $533.45
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 128231 $165.00
1/26/2014 NGC MS 62   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1676 $705.00
12/3/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1227/Lot# 4512 $940.00


NGC Registry

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

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer