Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 290,000
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: $58.56 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 13mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 O G$1 MS obverse 1853 O G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The issue is usually well struck but occasionally has a grainy mint luster. The 1853-O is the easiest New Orleans gold dollar to obtain in all grades, even though the mintage is the same as the 1851-O. Still, it is much rarer than coins from the Philadelphia Mint of the same era. Even though lower-grade coins are relatively readily available, gem examples of the date are quite rare. Very few gems have sold at public auction over the last decade. Just a few have been graded as superb; these are closely held by collectors. The single NGC MS 67 example has not appeared at auction.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/24/2015

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1853 O G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 140 150 185 230 270 310 325 345 450 900 1300 2350 3800 11000 31000 52500 - - -
$ 280 - 335 360 490 1000 1475 2650 4675 15000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1282
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/30/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0906, 906/Lot# 1829 $316.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2093 $833.75
1/31/2011 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 554, 561/Lot# 515 $2,875.00
5/13/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131221/Lot# 28398 $322.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4109 $1,466.25
11/24/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148103 $226.66
3/23/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 181002 $231.00
3/13/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3525, 6094/Lot# 22334 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4234715025466807057177297988771022136916491928254334065285871510226152522314435572
439481516590688709721752824925113714621742213328304032642892181190117882272860
00000072175282492511371462174221332830403264289218119011788200
00000072577585097312531555183523383118465875719722135762051300
1853 O G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4505025275757257837748209089581081145017072029264335645367900710571157152376736438
467510543625744783789849924999120415351814223329504165658095281228518399279900
00000078984992499912041535181422332950416565809528122851839900
0000008048789411040132716211921243832574766779310049140002108300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3406
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 829
Owner: wwcca
 
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