Gold Dollars

Type 1 (1849-1854)


The smallest coin in U.S. history owes its existence to two of the biggest gold rushes. That coin is the gold dollar, a mere pipsqueak physically, but a giant in terms of history, rarity and value.

The groundwork was laid for this fascinating coin in the Carolinas and Georgia, where the nation’s first big gold rush took place in the early 1800s. That rush had a major impact on United States coinage, leading to the establishment of two branch mints in the region—in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in Dahlonega, Georgia—and a sharp boost in the number of gold coins being made by the federal government.

The first gold dollars made in the United States were privately minted issues produced about 1830 by a German immigrant named Alt Christoph Bechtler who operated a jewelry shop in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Finding that gold dust and nuggets were the primary medium of exchange in the area, Be.... (Expand Text)

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1849-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS65

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 3 MS65+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$15,950.00

1850-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS62+

WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY THREE MS63 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$18,950.00

1851-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1851-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS65+

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY THREE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$12,500.00

1852 GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66

GEM LUSTROUS ORANGEPEEL SURFACES. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$4,350.00

1852-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64

VIRTUALLY GEM. CREAMY SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 2 COINS GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,750.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS65

DEEP RICH LUSTER. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,950.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$29,500.00

1854-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS62+

VERY SCARCE DAHLONAGA MINTED GOLD DOLLAR. ONLY 2,935 STRUCK. JUST 3 COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$19,500.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU55

SELECT EVENLY WORN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$9,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU58

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$16,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS60

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE GOLD COIN IN MINT STATE CONDITION. ONE OF THE SIX GRADED MINT STATE BY PCGS. ONLY FOUR MS61 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$27,500.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS61

VERY LUSTROUS SURFACES ENHANCE THE LOOK ON THIS VERY RARE CHARLOTTE TYPE 2 GOLD $1. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$33,500.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS61

ONLY 9,803 STRUCK. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$26,000.00

1855-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS63

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. THE ONLY NEW ORLEANS MINTED TYPE 2 ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN. JUST FIVE MS64 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$29,500.00

1855-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS64

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY NEW ORLEANS TYPE 2 ONE DOLLAR GOLD PIECE MADE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,950.00

1857 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

SUPERB GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 12 COINS STRUCK. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED HONORS.
$49,950.00

1858-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS62

VERY CHOICE FLASHY SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$6,950.00

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 154 STRUCK. CAC.
$24,500.00

1863 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67+ Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO. ONLY 50 STRUCK. IT IS BELIEVED THAT ONLY 22-28 PIECES EXIST TODAY. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$75,000.00

1866 GOLD G$1 MS67+ Proof Like

GEM PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 7,100 STRUCK. SOLE PROOFLIKE GRADED.
$35,000.00