Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 527,150
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.07 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 G$1 MS obverse 1861 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for the 1861 gold dollar exceeded half a million pieces, the first issue to have such a high mintage since 1857. This generous production has made the 1861 popular with type collectors, and in lower Mint State grades, examples are common. Unlike the later issues of the 1880s, however, Gems are only occasionally available.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1861 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 230 260 300 310 335 365 430 465 500 800 1550 3250 5750 20500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 575 1100 1750 - 9950 43000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1475
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/12/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 126, 131/Lot# 1472 $805.00
11/18/2007 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2450, 2450/Lot# 2194 $313.60
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1314 $862.50
1/22/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/22/2012, 4/Lot# 31998 $224.40
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31161 $600.43
3/28/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6166 $2,022.18
6/4/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9421 $259.68
11/14/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3184 $2,820.00
10/31/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 7786 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24426829532039551553255157959762464267410811375184327813541499171571043115437
2522773033454355205385605856066306528091179153121553034402457138248120990
000000538560585606630652809117915312155303440245713824800
000000544569591615636663945127716872468328745076435933900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2468
Owner: Mozin
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1081
Owner: BillJones
 
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