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: $72.29 (10/14/2019)
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: 8/16/2019

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1862 G$1 MS
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Base $ 130 140 190 234 260 300 310 335 365 430 455 490 710 860 2300 3900 8000 33750 - -
$ - - - - 385 - - 600 850 1350 2900 4300 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3186
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1862 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1---1438723268572510094793031124691--3184
--------------1211----5
-------------3311------17
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Total-1---1438723268572510124833161134791--3206
 -0 %---0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %10 %3 %23 %32 %15 %10 %4 %1 %0 %0 %-- 
1862 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-1-------2
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Total------------1-1-------2
 ------------50 %-50 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/12/2001 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21063, 21063/Lot# 3679 $225.00
4/24/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 241, 247/Lot# 6145 $3,680.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1350 $379.50
2/3/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1422 $2,990.00
2/7/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2808, 2808/Lot# 2820 $322.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1206 $1,521.00
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# 25153 $282.00
3/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 174756 $348.70
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8235 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43445047759769274578382083888293310361073112414041568264334064694831590229771
43945951762971075879582685389996710481090121714591926289738355901855192720
00000079582685389996710481090121714591926289738355901855100
000000808832867916100210611107131115132285315242657108878600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2643
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1568
Owner: K M Lust
 
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