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: $72.29 (10/14/2019)
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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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4350 4700 5250 7150 10500 20600 34500 44000 - - -
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: 13
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 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----------------3-1---4
----------------1-1---2
-----------------11---2
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Total----------------413---8
 ----------------50 %13 %38 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/10/1998 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7494 $8,912.50
5/29/2011 NGC PF 67   Cameo Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1316 $40,250.00
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
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5788 $35,250.00
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
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2806287629493023309831743252333134123494357836633902401645396089725887279918105091134812235
2829290029743048312332003278335834393522360637433940419050566479774891241011510789116440
000000327833583439352236063743394041905056647977489124101151078900
000000330533853467355036353822397843655572686882379521103121106800
1863 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33013422346335463630371638043893398340754169426445324811510465098338912211147117921270413668
3341343634913574365937453834392340144106420143534625490955727119859997971136212096130250
000000383439234014410642014353462549095572711985999797113621209600
0000003863395340444138423244434718500660417728886110472115771240000
1863 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base274028102881295330273102317932573336341734993583371239024472526468998383916097181050911348
27632834290529783052312832053283336334443527362637754092473658097394864293469982107890
0000003205328333633444352736263775409247365809739486429346998200
00000032313310339034723555366938394282500063547888890195321024500
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 7258
Owner: golden
 
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