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 2 MS65+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$15,950.00

1852-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS64

VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS MINT GOLD $1. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$14,950.00

1853-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS63

ONLY 6,583 STRUCK. LUSTROUS DAHLONEGA COIN. JUST 4 HIGHER.
$21,500.00

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

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK.
$16,000.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS60

ONLY CHARLOTTE MINT TYPE 2 $ GOLD. JUST 9,803 STRUCK.
$21,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS61

ONLY 9,803 STRUCK. JUST 6 COINS GRADED HGIHER.
$27,500.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS62

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

1857 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 12 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$46,500.00

1857-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS62

LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 13,280 MINTED. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$15,950.00

1859 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 80 STRUCK. JUST ONE GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$37,500.00

1863 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. FABULOUS CIVIL WAR YEAR.
$38,500.00

1866 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

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

1867 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PF66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$36,500.00

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.
$29,950.00

1872 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 30 STRUCK.
$23,500.00

1873 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

CLOSED 3. ONLY 25 STRUCK. HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. GARRETT PEDIGREE. CAC.
$72,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66

GEM ORANGE PEEL SURFACES. MINTAGE ONLY 3,200. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$14,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM PROOF. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$24,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 45 STRUCK. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS . CAC.
$37,500.00