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: $72.29 (10/14/2019)
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: 3/29/2019

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1860 G$1 MS
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Base $ 130 140 176 185 290 332 338 351 358 488 585 715 1140 2190 8750 14500 28000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 169
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1860 G$1 MS
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Base-------1172454544211261----167
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Total-------1172454544211261----167
 -------1 %1 %4 %14 %3 %27 %26 %13 %7 %4 %1 %---- 
1860 G$1 MS Prooflike
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Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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1860 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/27/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 8873 $5,175.00
7/19/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1911, 1911/Lot# 1783 $231.00
9/6/2009 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3323 $287.50
11/8/2010 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 530, 537/Lot# 429 $655.50
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25149 $487.63
7/27/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 209192 $643.50
8/8/2018 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131833/Lot# 23615 $300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 G$1 MS
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Base43445047756558680284087788891092111211252141018342579487660077756825089539698
43945950657265881585288189591498811651305155120823345525365907921848492010
00000085288189591498811651305155120823345525365907921848400
000000865884903917105412081357169323314110563071738085871900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1834
Owner: vcosenza
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1410
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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