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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1867 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PF66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$41,250.00

1870 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

A SATIN GEM. ONLY 6,300 STRUCK. JUST 3 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,850.00

1870-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS65

A FLASHY GEM. ONLY 3,000 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST AT NGC.
$30,750.00

1870-S GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS65

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

1871 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CANEO DEVICES. ONLY 30 STRUCK. CAC.
$39,500.00

1872 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 30 STRUCK. JUST 18-22 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY.
$29,500.00

1872 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO DEVICES WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY 30 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$43,950.00

1873 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

CLOSED 3. ONLY 25 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST CAMEO PROOF GRADED. GARRETT PEDIGREE. CAC.
$79,500.00

1875 GOLD $1 MS64 Proof Like

GEM PROOFLIKE. ONLY 400 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED PROOFLIKE AT PCGS.
$46,500.00

1875 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66+

GEM FROSTY SURFACES. ONLY 400 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$126,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66

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

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

GEM PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 3,200 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED WITH TWO OTHER COINS.
$32,950.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$32,950.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$38,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 45 STRUCK.
$44,500.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 45 COINS STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$68,500.00

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.
$46,750.00

1877 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

*QUALITY. GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 20 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$44,500.00

1878 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS66+

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADE AT PCGS. CAC.
$14,250.00

1878 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

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

1882 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS68

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