Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 15,000
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: $63.97 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 S G$1 MS obverse 1859 S G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A very rare Type Three gold dollar that is every bit as difficult as the mintage of 15,000 would suggest in lower grades. In AU and better it is exceedingly rare.

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1859 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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$ - - - - - - 7750 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 154
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Price
10/5/1994 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #125, 125/Lot# 478 $1,485.00
12/16/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1115, 1115/Lot# 1871 $1,582.50
9/10/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1718 $1,265.00
12/2/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4265 $1,610.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4414 $881.25
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171549 $305.80
7/27/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 280 $1,625.00
6/4/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5158 $1,468.75
11/5/2015 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21010 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base29535442350258699012931542232527083179344739194694546666851284619372295984577171568113041
3143774495307201091137618032452286532683604417749515872873815021227803498954370853920
00000013761803245228653268360441774951587287381502122780349895437000
000000145920642580302233573761443552086278107921719626189403806296900
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3447
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3179
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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