Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 215,000
Catalog: KM-73
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $57.82 (2/9/2016)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1849 O G$1 MS obverse 1849 O G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: None of the Close Wreath dies were received in New Orleans in time for the coinage of 1849; thus, all known examples are of the Open Wreath variety. Most examples are well struck on the obverse but are usually weakly struck in the central portions of the reverse, sometimes very much so. This is one of the more readily available New Orleans issues but is still quite popular as a first year of issue. The 1849-O coin is not a great rarity in the lower states of preservation. Choice and Gem coins are, however, seldom seen and quite desirable. The finest graded example, an NGC MS 66 sold for $20,700 in August 2012.

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Last Updated: 9/28/2015

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1849 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 190 265 320 380 400 470 685 1375 2250 3950 7350 21000 42500 - - - -
$ 345 - 440 525 875 1500 2600 4600 9750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 729
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1648 $1,093.00
5/14/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 141, 146/Lot# 1979 $529.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12175 $1,725.00
5/20/2013 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3431, 3431/Lot# 2704 $240.00
10/12/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 224437 $200.00
10/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8774 $282.00
11/14/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3172 $11,816.98


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1113514235976677358969931125120615832197269937834992654510905162912467437851
111173754816206897889281037115213311787236430604186550979981270019085290660
000000689788928103711521331178723643060418655097998127001908500
000000712842960108111791457199225313421458960279451144952187900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4992
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2197
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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