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: $61.91 (10/24/2017)
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: 8/29/2017

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1869 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 185 240 330 390 625 750 800 825 925 1150 1250 1550 2350 2950 6000 9950 16500 44500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1700 - - - 10700 24000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
10/22/1993 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Baltimore Bullet #109, 109/Lot# 469 $4,268.00
2/22/1999 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1135, 1135/Lot# 2085 $553.88
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1286 $1,667.50
5/9/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 3285 $4,255.00
11/16/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68114, 68114/Lot# 64366 $920.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9206 $862.50
2/24/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 101862 $206.80
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4074 $7,637.50
12/3/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1227/Lot# 4515 $1,116.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111117741206135114411566164417441985223326953521431951376797890111878
11111258918125413811482159216771824206723872970378745915690749898930
000000918125413811482159216771824206723872970378745915690749800
0000001062130214111524161817101904215025413245405348646243819900
1869 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57962767472577499010661138127813631483155816541886212425703406414149356992936812785
595642691741846101510901184130614031508159017311965227228483651440556207784105070
0000001090118413061403150815901731196522722848365144055620778400
0000001114123113341443153316221808204424213127389646706306857600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1654
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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