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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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.
$72,500.00

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

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS67

GEM PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 3,200 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED,
$35,000.00

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM PROOF. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$27,500.00

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

1876 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 45 COINS STRUCK. JUST TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$35,000.00

1877 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66+ Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOF WITH CAMEO SURFACES. ESTIMATED 20 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,500.00

1881 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 87 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$49,500.00

1882 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 MS68

A BREATHTAKING SUPERB GEM. ONLY 5,000 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,500.00

1882 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 125 STRUCK. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$29,500.00

1884 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO! BRIGHT AND FLASHY. ONLY 1,006 STRUCK. CAC.
$15,950.00

1884 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. VERY FLASHY. CAC.
$15,950.00

1884 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR68 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 1,006 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,950.00

1884 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR68 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,950.00

1885 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 1,105 STRUCK.
$10,950.00

1885 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$19,500.00

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.
$14,500.00

1888 GOLD G$1, TYPE 3 PR65 Cameo

GEM PROOF CAMEO.
$10,950.00