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-D GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS63

VERT FLASHY LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY FOUR MS64 COINS GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$16,500.00

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

VIRTUALLY GEM. CREAMY SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY 2 COINS GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,500.00

1853-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 1 MS65

DEEP RICH LUSTER. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,950.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 AU58

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

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS61

ONLY 9,803 STRUCK. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$26,000.00

1855-C GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS62

TYPE 2. ONLY 9,803 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$36,500.00

1855-O GOLD G$1, TYPE 2 MS64

VERY CHOICE LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY NEW ORLEANS TYPE 2 ONE DOLLAR GOLD PIECE MADE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,950.00

1858-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS62

VERY CHOICE FLASHY SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$7,250.00

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 PR67+ Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO. ONLY 50 STRUCK. IT IS BELIEVED THAT ONLY 22-28 PIECES EXIST TODAY. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED,
$75,000.00

1866 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67+

GEM SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY 7,100 STRUCK. JUST THREE GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$27,500.00

1867 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PF66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$37,500.00

1870 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

A SATIN GEM. ONLY 6,300 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,500.00

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. JUST 18-22 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY.
$23,500.00

1872 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 30 COINS STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$35,000.00

1873 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

CLOSED 3. ONLY 25 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST CAMEO PROOF GRADED. GARRETT PEDIGREE. CAC.
$75,000.00

1875 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS63

VERY SCARCE WITH ONLY 400 COINS ORIGINALLY STRUCK. CHOICE LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$14,950.00

1875 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS64

VERY CHOICE PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 400 STRUCK.
$28,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66

GEM ORANGE PEEL SURFACES. MINTAGE ONLY 3,200. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$13,500.00