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: $72.21 (10/14/2019)
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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Price Guide

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
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1300 2150 - - - - 18500 - - -

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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: 10/8/2019 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
5/2/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1433, 1433/Lot# 1722 $738.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1285 $920.00
5/27/2009 NGC MS 67   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1484 $9,775.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1132 $356.50
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5298 $616.88
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105033 $534.60
6/4/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4180 $5,939.63
4/26/2017 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1254/Lot# 8126 $822.50
9/24/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131740/Lot# 21519 $204.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base132513661406145014931538158216291677172517751825196925552739811843964836661693611013210948
13391379142114641508155315981645169317421792187321642616453281184543542975319618104040
0000001598164516931742179218732164261645328118454354297531961800
0000001613166117091758180819212360267863258118468960238446987500
1868 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4945156209331117130913741433149415261552176218172033262829484217464365459046979710593
5015507249941181133113941453150515351622178018892231273533714359527773799296100620
0000001394145315051535162217801889223127353371435952777379929600
0000001413147415151543169217991961243028413794450159118212954700
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Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 2739
Owner: Mozin
 
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