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: $59.91 (2/22/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1861 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 280 300 340 355 390 450 500 560 710 1450 3450 5500 28000 - - -
$ - - 345 365 410 - - 585 850 2150 - 10000 43000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1469
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/3/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3361 $7,762.50
11/4/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2444, 2444/Lot# 2436 $235.20
2/15/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3576 $1,064.90
3/10/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 104260 $115.50
4/24/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9199 $587.50
1/26/2014 NGC MS 62   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1679 $705.00
3/30/2014 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 254 $550.00
10/2/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131641/Lot# 23580 $2,585.00


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: 1127
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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