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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1853-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS63

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE DATE. ONLY 11,515 STRUCK. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$13,500.00

1853-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS63

ONLY 6,583 STRUCK. LUSTEROUS DAHLONAGA COIN. JUST 4 HIGHER.
$21,000.00

1854-D GOLD G$1 MS61+

VERY RARE DAHLONAGA GOLD. ONLY 2,935 STRUCK.
$11,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU58

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$16,500.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU58

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE COIN. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$14,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU58

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$16,500.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS60

ONLY CHARLOTTE MINT TYPE 2 $ GOLD. JUST 9,803 STRUCK.
$22,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS61

ONLY 9,803 STRUCK. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$28,500.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS62

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$37,500.00

1855-D GOLD G$1 58+

ONLY DAHLONAGA MINT TYPE 2 GOLD $1. JUST 1,811 STRUCK.
$39,500.00

1857-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE $1. ONLY 13,280 STRUCK.JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,950.00

1858-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS63

VERY CHOICE. ONLY 3,477 STRUCK. JUST 2 GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$23,500.00

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65+ Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 154 STRUCK.
$22,500.00

1866 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

ABSOLUTE GEM. ONLY 7,100 STRUCK. CAC.
$23,500.00

1870 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

A SATIN GEM. ONLY 6,300 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,950.00

1870-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS65

A FLASHY GEM. ONLY 3,000 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST AT NGC.
$29,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

GEM PROOFLIKE. ONLY 3,200. SOLE PROOFLIKE GRADED.
$27,950.00

1877 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 20 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. SOLE HIGHEST WITH CAC DESIGNATION. CAC.
$48,500.00

1881 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS68

ONLY 7,620 STRUCK. JUST 5 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$13,950.00

1881 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 87 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$45,000.00

1882 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 125 STRUCK. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$27,500.00