Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,566
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: $56.85 (2/7/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 D G$1 MS obverse 1860 D G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis


Jeff Garrett: The 1860-D gold dollar has long been considered a great rarity. For a coin with such a tiny mintage, there are surprisingly numerous survivors. It is estimated that perhaps as many as 100 coins still remain. This date is one of the most poorly produced of all coins minted at the Dahlonega Mint. The planchets were of poor quality, and the strike is very uneven. The U of UNITED is missing on every specimen of this date that the authors have seen. The N is also sometimes very weak or missing entirely. Most 1860-D gold dollars seen are circulated, and truly Mint State coins are very rare. The finest known example is a part of the great Duke’s Creek Collection and has been graded MS 64 by NGC. The coin last sold for $42,300 in March 2013.


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Last Updated: 9/25/2015

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1860 D G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 62
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/17/1996 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 8091 $8,250.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4531 $16,675.00
6/1/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4453 $11,500.00
8/11/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5335 $9,775.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2132 $42,300.00
2/3/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5293 $11,162.50
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4178 $11,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 D G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1112233240130093447381744584817528555636545796090461348218315253383568251111744141
1174522892603315535704030457749735377589070168322105241509320656287864082558878744140
0000003570403045774973537758907016832210524150932065628786408255887800
0000003693424446975129547062177488868412003167042299732234459686664600
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 3817
Owner: L
 
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