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: $89.80 (6/15/2021)
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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Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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1860 D G$1 MS
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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: 6/8/2021 1860 D G$1 MS
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Base----212541817552-1------62
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Total----212541818553-1------64
 ----3%2%3%8%6%28%28%8%8%5%-2%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17491799216130093216438245654737514858016105665872468559968310708112351188312559132621425715305
176619202444307836054443462248745366590262896854768489341002510884114511210812793135941460616070
0000004622487453665902628968547684893410025108841145112108127931359400
0000004680501155836004647470508121930810366110591166712334130281392500
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 4778
Owner: L
 
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