Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,566
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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1860 D G$1 MS obverse 1860 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1860-D gold dollar has long been considered a great rarity. For a coin with such a tiny mintage, there are surprisingly numerous survivors. It is estimated that perhaps as many as 100 coins still remain. This date is one of the most poorly produced of all coins minted at the Dahlonega Mint. The planchets were of poor quality, and the strike is very uneven. The U of UNITED is missing on every specimen of this date that the authors have seen. The N is also sometimes very weak or missing entirely. Most 1860-D gold dollars seen are circulated, and truly Mint State coins are very rare. The finest known example is a part of the great Duke’s Creek Collection and has been graded MS 64 by NGC. The coin last sold for $42,300 in March 2013.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1860 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1100 1550 3000 3450 6825 8175 9950 13300 15100 18800 23400 36500 51400 68500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 62
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

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, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1860 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----212541717562-1------62
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----------1--1--------2
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Total----212541718563-1------64
 ----3 %2 %3 %8 %6 %27 %28 %8 %9 %5 %-2 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4642 $13,800.00
7/27/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 10307 $16,100.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4531 $16,675.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4415 $5,875.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2132 $42,300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 G$1 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17491799216130093216438245654737514858016105665872468559968310708112351188312559132621425715305
17661920244430783605444346224874536659026289685476848934100251088411451121081279313594146060
0000004622487453665902628968547684893410025108841145112108127931359400
0000004680501155836004647470508121930810366110591166712334130281392500
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 4737
Owner: L
 
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