Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.18 (9/15/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 G$1 MS obverse 1868 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1868 is a low mintage date with only 10,525 pieces struck. While moderately available in the lower grades of Uncirculated, there is a pronounced drop-off of coins at the MS64 level.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1868 G$1 MS
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Base $ 155 200 365 485 630 735 790 820 845 1060 1120 1380 2275 2875 6250 7800 18000 42500 - -
1868 G$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1300 2150 - - - - 18500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 128
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 9/10/2019 1868 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------3719333251152-11--110
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Total--------3719333251152-11--110
 --------3 %6 %17 %3 %30 %23 %10 %5 %2 %-1 %1 %-- 
1868 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1942--1----17
-------------1----2---3
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Total-----------1952--12---20
 -----------5 %45 %25 %10 %--5 %10 %--- 
1868 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/21/2002 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 7477 $8,165.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1890 $3,795.00
7/1/2007 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2388, 2388/Lot# 2851 $868.00
8/27/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 405, 411/Lot# 6051 $4,370.00
7/12/2012 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4677 $1,253.50
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105033 $534.60
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 68   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4433 $21,150.00
9/7/2017 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 September 7 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1259/Lot# 4806 $990.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5295706158359401034112411921243143516331738179919852526305241474904628285051172716460
542585688870971106411461209130715011668175818612165270134174399536370239579133040
0000001146120913071501166817581861216527013417439953637023957900
00000011691226137115671703177819232345287637824651582277641065300
1868 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base492532575783882974105911241173135715471649170718862407291639754709604882111135415980
505546644816912100210801140123414201581166817662059257632694219515567699258128960
0000001080114012341420158116681766205925763269421951556769925800
00000011021156129514831615168718262233274636224464560174901030600
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Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 2526
Owner: Mozin
 
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