Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 21,588
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.41 (8/20/2019)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 D G$1 MS obverse 1849 D G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: Although this date is the most common Type 1 gold dollar from the Dahlonega Mint, demand from type collectors has made it popular in any grade. The mintage is relatively small, but many were undoubtedly saved as first-year-of-issue souvenirs. Partial Prooflike examples are sometimes seen. Even though many were saved as first year of issue, high-grade examples are very rare. Only a couple survive that could be classified as Gems. The Mint State coins seen are usually MS 61 or MS 62. Most coins that are seen however are well worn, with the average coin being Very Fine or Extremely Fine. NGC has certified a single example in MS 65, but that coin has not traded at auction.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1849 D G$1 MS
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Base $ 410 525 1100 1200 2100 2750 2950 3050 4000 5050 5850 7800 13500 28000 60000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 312
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1849 D G$1 MS
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Base---12517131754891048301781-----312
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Total---12517131754911048311781-----315
 ---0 %1 %2 %5 %4 %5 %17 %29 %3 %15 %10 %5 %3 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1647 $7,188.00
10/9/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 2709 $1,063.75
9/29/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 771, 780/Lot# 188 $3,525.00
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 69   Prooflike Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20932 $115.15
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 69   Prooflike Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20906 $417.13
6/30/2014 PCGS MS 70   Prooflike Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20682 $305.50
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215433 $877.00
12/13/2018 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(2), 1282/Lot# 3670 $2,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 G$1 MS D
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Base98210051173173518862525268528852985317235453834409546436169775610226145450000
99010611360178520992578275229183047329636413921427851526698857911666145450000
000000275229183047329636413921427851526698857911666145450000
000000281829523110342137384008446056607227940313105145450000
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