1884 Gold Dollar NGC MS68+

An 8 and a Plus

This flashy, highly lustrous and exquisitely preserved example looks as if it were struck very recently, as opposed to more than 130 years ago! According to the NGC population report, it’s one of only nineteen to have received this lofty grade for the entire run of Type Three Gold Dollars (with only five graded higher).

Offered at $16, 490 delivered

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1857 Gold Dollar NGC PR64+ Ultra Cameo

Extremely Rare

Prior to 1858, the U.S. Mint had no organized program for selling proof sets to collectors, and so production of proofs was small and erratic. This held true especially for gold coins; Garrett and Guth state of the proof 1857 gold dollar: “The mintage is unknown, but it may be somewhere in the 15 to 18 coin range. There are probably about 10 coins still remaining.” On the other hand, PCGS estimates a mintage of approximately a dozen pieces. We’re aware of only three Proof exampled having been auctioned in the past ten years and only one of them was a Deep Cameo/Ultra Cameo. In hand, this coin exhibits loads of eye-appeal and richly frosted devices, offset beautifully by deeply reflective fields.

Offered at $31,950 delivered

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1882 Gold Dollar PCGS PR67CAM

A Proof (Gold) $1 With Contrast

The 1882 and 1883 gold dollars were the last of the relatively low mintage proof issues with 125 and 207 proofs minted, respectively. Beginning in 1884 through the end of the series in 1889, proof mintages exceeded 1,000 coins each year. In addition to the 125 proofs, the Philadelphia Mint coined 5,000 circulation strikes, and many of the latter coins have proof-like surfaces, being called proofs in years gone by. This is the ONLY PR67CAM to have been graded by PCGS with none higher.

Offered at $19, 500 delivered

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1860 Gold Dollar NGC PR66 Cameo

A Very Rare One (G$1)

The 1860 proof gold dollar enjoyed a mintage of 154 pieces. Perhaps Mint Director James Ross Snowden was anticipating larger numbers of collectors to buy proof gold in 1860, the same way he over anticipated the demand for silver and minor proofs. However, this is a rarer issue than that mintage would lead one to expect – it’s likely that many specimens went unsold and were melted after the end of the year. This little jewel of a survivor offers plenty of cameo contrast and flash to viewers. The NGC population is only two with none higher.

Offered at $23,800 delivered

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1854 T-1 Gold Dollar NGC MS67

Tied for Highest Graded

The mintage for the 1854 gold dollar was not as large as the preceding three P-mint gold dollar deliveries; however, it was still a respectable 855,502 pieces. It’s not surprising, therefore, that this issue remains popular among type collectors who desire an attractive representative of James Longacre’s Type One design. While the average collector would happily settle for an MS64 or MS65 example, gold specialists who pride themselves on unrivaled numismatic beauty should go for this beauty. The NGC population is just 10 with none higher.

Offered at $12,900 delivered

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1922 Grant Star Gold Dollar NGC MS68

Stupendous

Among the many distinctions of artist Laura Gardin Fraser is that she was the only woman to design a classic gold commemorative, the Grant gold dollar. (In the modern era, Chief Engraver Elizabeth Jones designed the Statue of Liberty five dollar.) The two Grant gold dollar sub-types are of roughly equal rarity overall. This particular example dazzles with brilliant luster, wonderful eye appeal and virtually impeccable surfaces. The NGC population of just 10 with 2 higher.

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1852 Gold Dollar PCGS MS68

One of the Very Finest

The 1852 is among the common dates in the Type One gold dollar set, popular with type collectors. However, Type One gold dollars are universally rare in Superb Gem condition, even the common dates. The 1852 is actually rarer in MS67 and higher grades than a few of the other Philadelphia issues. In MS68, though this issue’s rarity expands to represent the rarity of the entire Type One series. This little beauty features a very sharp strike, satiny luster and a pristine appearance. The PCGS population is only 4 with 1 higher.

Offered at $37,375 delivered

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1855 Gold Dollar PCGS MS66

Gem and Then Some

The gold dollar was introduced in 1849, authorized by the same legislation that created the double eagle in the wake of gold discoveries in California. Gold dollars weighed just 1.672 gm and had a diameter of 13 mm, making them even smaller than the three cent silver pieces that would be issued a couple of years later. In 1854, the Mint increased the diameter to 15 mm by thinning the planchet. James B. Longacre redesigned coin to mark the change and adapt the motifs for a thinner planchet. The Type Two design replaced the standard Liberty Head obverse with an Indian Princess bust, and the wreath on the reverse was exchanged for the one designed for the new three dollar gold pieces. However, the new design did not strike up fully on such a thin planchet, and in 1856, the obverse Liberty portrait was replaced with a lower-relief alternative that was similar to the design of the three dollar gold piece.

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Tied for Highest Graded – Grant Gold Dollar NGC MS68

The Grant gold dollars and silver half dollars were issued on behalf of the Ulysses S. Grant Centenary Memorial Association, and that entity selected Laura Gardin Fraser to prepare the designs. A notice appeared in the January 24, 1922 issue of The Cincinnati Enquirer: There will be minted 10,000 $1 gold pieces and 250,000 silver half dollars, the first to sell for $2.50 each and the second for $1 each. This fund will assure the tri-fold purposes of the association which is interested in the construction of a memorial highway from this city to the east along the Ohio River. After the minting the dies will be destroyed, thus giving the coins a high numismatic value.” NGC has graded just 9 pieces at this level, 2 of which are designated as NGC Star examples. Listed at $19,400 in the CDN CPG and $32,500 in the NGC price guide.

Offered at $13,500 delivered

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