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-C GOLD G$1, CLOSED WREATH MS64

CLOSE WREATH. BOLDLY STRUCK WITH BRIGHT LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED.
$49,500.00

1849-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64

VIRTUALLY GEM, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$6,000.00

1849-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS65+

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+

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

1852-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64

VIRTUALLY GEM. CREAMY SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,850.00

1853-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64

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.
$29,500.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,250.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS65

DEEP RICH LUSTER. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,250.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66

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

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS66

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

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU58

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$17,500.00

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.
$28,500.00

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.
$38,500.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS61

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

1855-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU55

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

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

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

1858-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS62

VERY CHOICE FLASHY SURFACES. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,250.00

1859 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65+ Cameo

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

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 154 STRUCK. CAC.
$30,250.00

1860 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 154 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE.
$32,950.00