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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1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$29,950.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$35,000.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 45 STRUCK.
$42,350.00

1877 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 20 COINS STRUCK. JUST 13 TO 15 BELIEVD TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE AT PCGS.
$43,950.00

1878 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66+

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADE AT PCGS. CAC.
$13,200.00

1878 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. OLY 3,000 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$38,500.00

1881 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 87 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$54,500.00

1882 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS68

A BREATHTAKING SUPERB GEM. ONLY 5,000 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,950.00

1882 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 125 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE 67+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$42,350.00

1884 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO! BRIGHT AND FLASHY. ONLY 1,006 STRUCK. CAC.
$14,950.00

1884 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. VERY FLASHY. CAC.
$14,950.00

1884 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR68 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$41,250.00

1884 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR68 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 1,006 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$41,250.00

1885 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. CAC.
$18,950.00

1885 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY TWO GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$29,950.00

1886 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 1,016 STRUCK.
$10,950.00

1886 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO WITH WATERY MIRRORED SURFACES.
$14,850.00

1886 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$18,950.00

1887 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$25,850.00

1888 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM PROOF CAMEO.
$10,950.00

1888 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65+ Deep Cameo

GEM FLASHY DEEP-MIRRORED PROOF. JUST 7 HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$15,400.00