Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,361,355
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $59.84 (2/22/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 G$1 MS obverse 1862 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The U.S. Mint tried vainly to keep coins in circulation in 1862, as the hostilities between North and South made the outcome of the 'great conflict' increasingly in doubt. Silver and gold coins disappeared first, and by July 15 even Indian Head cents had vanished from circulation. The Mint pumped out more than 1.3 million gold dollars, but most of them were hoarded, to reappear only decades later, if at all.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1862 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 280 285 335 350 375 435 485 550 685 1050 2450 3700 13500 34000 - -
$ - - 340 360 400 - - 580 800 1400 - 5500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3092
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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3/26/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1420, 1420/Lot# 1629 $553.88
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3170 $2,415.00
7/24/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 268, 274/Lot# 6296 $678.50
3/24/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 9573 $402.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1129 $2,242.50
5/27/2012 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1206 $1,521.00
7/8/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131229/Lot# 25081 $632.50
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25152 $458.25
10/27/2013 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 141467 $5,498.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2442682953203955155325515725866076206741081137515782401300942295950851712391
252277303345435520538558576593611638809117914421852260334154802680598080
000000538558576593611638809117914421852260334154802680500
000000544565581600615656945127715102126280638225376766100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2033
Owner: K M Lust
 
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