Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 13,280
Catalog: KM-86
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $57.55 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 C G$1 MS obverse 1857 C G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: No Type 3 gold dollars were produced at the Charlotte Mint until 1857, and the effort turned out one of the most poorly made United States gold coins. The typical example is weakly struck, with numerous planchet flaws. I have handled coins with tiny flakes of gold literally hanging off the surfaces. In addition to terrible production quality, most pieces seen are well worn. High-grade 1857-C gold dollars are very difficult to grade and rarely offered for sale. To grade an 1857-C gold dollar properly one must consider overall surfaces and any remaining luster. High-grade 1857-C gold dollars are very rare, with just a few pieces having been graded Mint State by NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2015

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1857 C G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 425 500 725 1175 2000 3550 4350 5200 7500 16000 25000 - - - - - - - -
$ - - 4850 6000 9000 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 145
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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4/12/2000 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1295, 1295/Lot# 2031 $2,532.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 751 $4,140.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5039 $1,880.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5040 $940.00
7/28/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116678 $1,512.50
2/3/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4531 $1,997.50
7/9/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(3), 1222/Lot# 4393 $3,995.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 C G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1117641013175321972555349839684547487652646248731713605203103074047128731071146391
112558471259190123162869365441614656500555926604941315840237863620255787869511146390
000000231628693654416146565005559266049413158402378636202557878695100
00000024353183381143544766513459206960115091807527263416656444710079500
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3968
Owner: FredFred
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3968
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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