Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 15,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.19 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1859 S G$1 MS
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Base $ 175 225 375 475 785 1250 1450 1850 2450 4875 6000 7750 18350 29500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 6000 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 157
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1859 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----95241716304159-1-------157
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Total----95241716304159-1-------157
 ----6 %3 %15 %11 %10 %19 %26 %3 %6 %-1 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/22/1999 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1213, 1213/Lot# 1737 $817.63
1/3/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26012, 26012/Lot# 13290 $1,610.00
9/10/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1718 $1,265.00
9/17/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3182 $1,897.50
12/2/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4265 $1,610.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6201 $4,263.05
7/13/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203104 $1,072.50
7/27/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 280 $1,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 G$1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54156367494911031488172319282087236827273774414146306595791083318852939699651077111625
548600766100012311566179119812181248830763896430452857033805085059033958610234110560
00000017911981218124883076389643045285703380508505903395861023400
00000018602034227426073425401944675940747281918678921597751050200
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3774
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2727
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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