Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,500
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: $62.30 (5/3/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 G$1 MS obverse 1868 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1868 is a low mintage date with only 10,525 pieces struck. While moderately available in the lower grades of Uncirculated, there is a pronounced drop-off of coins at the MS64 level.

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1868 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 155 200 285 350 440 565 625 675 800 1200 1550 2150 3375 5750 8250 15500 29500 - -
$ - - 640 700 850 1300 1650 2400 3800 6250 9200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 125
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
10/14/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0884, 884/Lot# 1974 $844.00
1/7/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23012, 23012/Lot# 1714 $5,635.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1285 $920.00
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1179 $3,795.00
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105033 $534.60
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 68   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4433 $21,150.00
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8810 $558.13
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4268 $35,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base492532575783882974105911241173135715471649170718862407291639754709604882111135415980
505546644816912100210801140123414201581166817662059257632694219515567699258128960
0000001080114012341420158116681766205925763269421951556769925800
00000011021156129514831615168718262233274636224464560174901030600
1868 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5295706158359401034112411921243143516331738179919852526305241474904628285051172716460
542585688870971106411461209130715011668175818612165270134174399536370239579133040
0000001146120913071501166817581861216527013417439953637023957900
00000011691226137115671703177819232345287637824651582277641065300
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Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 2526
Owner: Mozin
 
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