Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 15,000
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: $62.41 (5/6/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 S G$1 MS obverse 1859 S G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A very rare Type Three gold dollar that is every bit as difficult as the mintage of 15,000 would suggest in lower grades. In AU and better it is exceedingly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/19/2016

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1859 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 155 210 260 325 600 1100 1350 1875 2550 6700 9400 18000 32500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 152
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/16/1995 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Bullet Sale #141, 141/Lot# 1365 $880.00
1/10/1998 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7459 $1,782.50
9/22/1999 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1213, 1213/Lot# 1737 $817.63
10/23/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 1868 $6,900.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4758 $863.65
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1124 $776.25
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171549 $305.80
7/27/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 280 $1,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base29535442350258699012931542232527083179344739194694546666851284619372295984577171568113041
3143774495307201091137618032452286532683604417749515872873815021227803498954370853920
00000013761803245228653268360441774951587287381502122780349895437000
000000145920642580302233573761443552086278107921719626189403806296900
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3447
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3179
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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