Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,900
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.35 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 G$1 MS obverse 1869 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1869 had a business strike mintage of 5,900 pieces, and is generally available in AU and in the lower Uncirculated grades. Higher Mint State grades are considerably more challenging, especially in Premium Gem and above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1869 G$1 MS
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Base $ 185 240 410 525 690 780 795 820 845 1150 1250 1560 2350 2950 5625 9375 15700 44500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1700 - - - 10700 24000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 10/22/2019 1869 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------11-12320181092233--84
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Total-------11-13320181092233--85
 -------1 %1 %-15 %4 %24 %21 %12 %11 %2 %2 %4 %4 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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10/21/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23104, 23104/Lot# 12165 $1,667.50
2/23/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7514 $1,092.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1286 $1,667.50
11/4/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2444, 2444/Lot# 2437 $728.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3667 $977.50
6/4/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9427 $411.25
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203069 $1,552.10
9/9/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(5), 1244/Lot# 15096 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base607629752106712431460151415661583161416391941202922792799312441985225643995161029611122
61467085711261315147815311572159316221740197021122452290734824540563074659776105710
0000001531157215931622174019702112245229073482454056307465977600
00000015491577160416311840200021962626301638404883603484901003600
1869 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base56558670510051173138114331483149915261552184319282169267129854024502162019197995710763
57262680510611242139814501488150815351649187120082336277633314356541472009450102260
0000001450148815081535164918712008233627763331435654147200945000
0000001466149415171543174619002089250428803678468958088198970400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1928
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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