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+ PCGS

GEM CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$38,500.00

1851-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64+ PCGS

GEM, WELL STRUCK SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE GOLD PIECE.
$19,250.00

1852-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS63 PCGS

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF CHARLOTTE MINT ISSUES OF $1 GOLD COINS. CAC.
$20,350.00

1852-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64 PCGS

VIRTUALLY GEM. CREAMY SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$11,000.00

1853-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64 NGC

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. THIS VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE MINTED COIN IS TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR THE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED. JUST A MS65+ GRADED HIGHER.
$26,400.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66 PCGS

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$30,250.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$30,250.00

1854 GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS65 NGC

TYPE 2. GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY ISSUED FOR TWO YEARS. JUST 9 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$25,850.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU58 NGC

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$17,000.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS60 PCGS

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.
$29,700.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS61 NGC

ONLY 9,803 STRUCK. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$27,500.00

1855-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU50 PCGS

VERY CHOICE SURFACES SHOWING A HINT OF WEAR AND MINT LUSTER. ONLY 1,811 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. GOLD CAC STICKER. CAC.
$55,000.00

1855-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU55 PCGS

ORANGE PEEL GLOW ENHANCES THE LOOK OF THIS WELL STRUCK RARITY. ONLY 1,811 ORIGIANLLY STRUCK. THIS IS THE ONLY TYPE 2 GOLD $1 DATE THAT WERE STRUCK AT THE DAHLONAGA MINT.
$55,000.00

1856-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 AU55 PCGS

LOVELY SLIGHT EVENLY WORN PLANCHET. ONLY 1,460 STRUCK. VERY SCARCE DAHLONAGA GOLD DOLLAR.
$17,500.00

1858-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS63 NGC

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 3,477 STRUCK. JUST SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$22,000.00

1859 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65+ Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 80 STRUCK. JUST ONE GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$55,000.00

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67+ PCGS

GEM SATIN SURFACES WITH CONTRASTING DEVICES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$55,000.00

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo PCGS

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

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo NGC

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 154 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE.
$28,500.00

1860-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 AU58 PCGS

LOVELY LUSTROUS SURFACES SHOWING JUST A HINT OF WEAR. ONLY 1,566 STRUCK.
$19,250.00

1862 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65+ Deep Cameo CACG

GEM DEEP CAMEO WITH FROSTED DEVICES. ONLY 35 STRUCK DURING THE CIVIL WAR ERA. CAC.
$49,500.00