Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 527,150
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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1861 G$1 MS obverse 1861 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for the 1861 gold dollar exceeded half a million pieces, the first issue to have such a high mintage since 1857. This generous production has made the 1861 popular with type collectors, and in lower Mint State grades, examples are common. Unlike the later issues of the 1880s, however, Gems are only occasionally available.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2015

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1861 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 250 290 300 310 345 405 710 825 1250 1550 3375 6400 22500 - - -
$ 295 - 320 360 435 735 875 1350 2100 4900 9550 43000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1436
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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2/7/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1232/Lot# 7679


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11/4/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2444, 2444/Lot# 2435 $257.60
3/6/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 227, 233/Lot# 6252 $287.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1127 $575.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5289 $2,875.00
1/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 96773 $577.50
2/17/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131309/Lot# 20895 $681.50
4/21/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 109645 $220.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6007 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24426829532039551553255157959762464267410811375184327813541499171571043115437
2522773033454355205385605856066306528091179153121553034402457138248120990
000000538560585606630652809117915312155303440245713824800
000000544569591615636663945127716872468328745076435933900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2468
Owner: Mozin
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1127
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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