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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1852-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64

VIRTUALLY GEM. CREAMY SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,625.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS65

DEEP RICH LUSTER. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,650.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66

GEM SATIN LUTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$29,950.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$29,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU53

EVENLY WORN SURFACES. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$8,750.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU58

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$18,500.00

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 WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTROUS SURFACES. THIS IS THE ONLY TYPE 2 GOLD DOLLAR STRUCK AT THE CHARLOTTE MINT. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$32,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS61

ONLY 9,803 STRUCK. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$29,700.00

1855-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS62

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. THIS IS THE ONLY TYPE 2 YEAR MADE AT THE NEW ORLEANS MINT.
$13,750.00

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.
$32,950.00

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.
$53,250.00

1858-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS62

VERY CHOICE FLASHY SURFACES. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,950.00

1859 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65+ Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 80 STRUCK. JUST ONE GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$46,750.00

1859 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

AMAZING GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 80 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$46,750.00

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 154 STRUCK. CAC.
$27,500.00

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 154 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE.
$31,250.00

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO PROOF WITH ORANGE PEEL SURFACES. ONLY 154 STRUCK. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$52,000.00

1861 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66

GEM PROOF SURFACES. WHILE 349 WERE ORIGINALLY STRUCK, IT IS BELIEVED THAT FEWER THEN 25 EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. A GREAT CIVIL WAR YEAR PROOF RARITY. CAC.
$43,500.00

1866 GOLD G$1 MS67+ Proof Like

GEM PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 7,100 STRUCK. SOLE PROOFLIKE GRADED AT PCGS.
$35,750.00

1867 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PF66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$41,250.00