Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 50
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.70 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1863 G$1 PF obverse 1863 G$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Mint records show that a mere 50 proof gold dollars were produced during this Civil War year and through population data (allowing for resubmissions) and auction records it can be reliably estimated that fewer than half of this already small mintage survive today.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/28/2019

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1863 G$1 PF
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1863 G$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 5250 5600 7400 15000 23500 38500 55000 - - -
1863 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 9750 17750 34000 43500 77000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 14
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1863 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------32-31---9
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Total--------------32-31---9
 --------------33 %22 %-33 %11 %--- 
1863 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------3-2---5
----------------1-1---2
-----------------1----1
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Total----------------413---8
 ----------------50 %13 %38 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2000 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2000 F.U.N. Signature Sale #218, 218/Lot# 7591 $7,187.50
9/10/2006 NGC PF 65   Cameo Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1724 $65,525.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4245 $28,750.00
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5269 $32,900.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3234 $11,456.25
2/22/2013 PCGS   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2133 $58,750.00
2/4/2016 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1232/Lot# 3346 $25,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 G$1 PF Cameo
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Base1111111114961985253328282941329436014729597367948038104271336417451
11111114991659216726312865305833963977514362467208883411406147260
0000001499165921672631286530583396397751436246720888341140600
0000001997182223502729290331763498435355586520762396301238500
1863 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111116092124269930093126349638174992628671388428108991393018141
11111115371780231528023048324936034208542365707568925111909153330
0000001537178023152802304832493603420854236570756892511190900
000000110731952250729053087337237104600585468547998100751291900
1863 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111114161886241426992807314934474539574765457756100851295316950
11111114721572206225092735292132483811494160136948853211041142850
0000001472157220622509273529213248381149416013694885321104100
0000001944172922382604277130353347417553446279735293081199700
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 5973
Owner: golden
 
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