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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1865 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR64 Cameo PCGS

VERY CHOICE CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 25 STRUCK DURING THIS CIVIL WAR YEAR. CAC.
$27,500.00

1866 GOLD G$1 MS67+ Proof Like PCGS

GEM PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 7,100 STRUCK. SOLE PROOFLIKE GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$41,250.00

1866 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 30 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$38,500.00

1867 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65+ Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC APPROVAL. ONLY 50 STRUCK. CAC.
$49,500.00

1870-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS65 NGC

A FLASHY GEM. ONLY 3,000 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST AT NGC.
$24,750.00

1870-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS65 PCGS

GEM VIVID GOLD PATINA. ONLY 3,000 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$35,750.00

1872 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 PCGS

GEM PROOF. ONLY 30 STRUCK. JUST 18-22 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY.
$32,950.00

1874 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS68 CACG

GEM CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE MS68+ COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$23,650.00

1875 GOLD $1 MS63 Proof Like PCGS

VERY CHOICE PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 400 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER IN PROOFLIKE CONDITION AT PCGS.
$32,950.00

1875 GOLD $1 MS64 Proof Like PCGS

GEM PROOFLIKE. ONLY 400 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED PROOFLIKE AT PCGS.
$45,000.00

1875 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66+ PCGS

GEM FROSTY SURFACES. ONLY 400 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$231,000.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66 PCGS

GEM ORANGE PEEL SURFACES. MINTAGE ONLY 3,200.
$13,750.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 3,200 MINTED. TIED WITH THREE OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$32,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$38,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$43,950.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 45 STRUCK.
$52,250.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 45 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$85,000.00

1877 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS68 NGC

*QUALITY. GEM FLASHY SURFACES DRIPPING WITH LUSTER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$18,150.00

1878 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66+ PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADE AT PCGS. CAC.
$17,500.00

1878 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67 NGC

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 3,000 STRUCK. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1879 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM ORANGE GLOW SURFACES. ONLY 30 STRUCK.
$24,750.00