Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36,514
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.00 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 G$1 MS obverse 1860 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1860 Gold Dollar is the rarest Philadelphia Mint issue prior to 1863. Less than 40,000 pieces were struck, and unlike the later low mintage issues, few were set aside. A scarce issue in all grades, it is practically unknown above Gem.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1860 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 230 260 300 310 335 365 475 590 700 1150 2300 8750 14500 28000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 170
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/13/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23053, 23053/Lot# 13508 $977.50
3/24/2004 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 6065 $29,900.00
7/19/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1911, 1911/Lot# 1783 $231.00
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 5332 $2,300.00
11/12/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 194, 200/Lot# 1229 $494.50
9/6/2009 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3323 $287.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3488 $2,990.00
7/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4535 $1,955.00
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105036 $722.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base244268295320395515532551627674741783865133316832525367550287334108631632324856
252277303345435520538576642696755810102114491963290841265796851012683191670
00000053857664269675581010211449196329084126579685101268300
00000054460165871876983711771566224432914577656596861450300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1333
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 865
Owner: JTO
 
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