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: $88.26 (5/12/2021)
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: 3/27/2020

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

1859 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 175 230 275 300 285 335 340 430 480 475 825 1400 2700 5200 17000 38000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 565 - 1500 - 6400 - 49000

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 440
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
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: 5/11/2021 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------4532891161001243319943---439
-----------------------
-------------1--------1
-----------------------
Total------4532891161001253319943---440
 ------1%1%1%6%21%4%23%28%8%4%2%1%1%--- 
1859 G$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base434450477565684770776783794882888103611101193141020482643381764008686941510188
439459506605713772778787823884937106111381265162322463034467871628929967310697
00000077878782388493710611138126516232246303446787162892900
00000078179085388698710851165133818352445342655397924917200
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1410
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1193
Owner: Rick Calhoun
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.