Gold Dollars - TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850  G$1PCGS AU-53 $ 265
1850  G$1PCGS MS-65 3975
1851   G$1NGC AU-55 245
1851  G$1PCGS AU-55 245
1851   G$1NGC AU-58 256
1851   G$1NGC AU-58 256
1851  G$1PCGS AU-58 256
1851   G$1NGC MS-62 320
1851  G$1PCGS MS-62 320
1851  G$1PCGS MS-64 745
1851   G$1NGC MS-65 2090
1852   G$1NGC AU-53 235
1852   G$1NGC AU-55 245
1852  G$1PCGS AU-55 245
1852   G$1NGC AU-58 256
1852  G$1PCGS AU-58 256
1852   G$1NGC MS-61 290
1852   G$1NGC MS-62 320
1852  G$1PCGS MS-62 320
1852   G$1NGC MS-63 480
1852  G$1PCGS MS-63 480
1853   G$1NGC AU-55 250
1853  G$1PCGS AU-55 250
1853   G$1NGC AU-58 256
1853  G$1PCGS AU-58 256
1853   G$1NGC MS-61 290
1853   G$1NGC MS-61 290
1853  G$1PCGS MS-61 290
1853   G$1NGC MS-62 320
1853  G$1PCGS MS-62 320
1853  G$1PCGS MS-62 320
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 480
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 480
1853  G$1PCGS MS-63 480
1853   G$1NGC MS-65 2090
1853  G$1PCGS MS-65 2090
1854  Type 1  G$1NGC MS-62 320
1854 Type 1 G$1PCGS AU-58 256
1854 Type 1 G$1PCGS MS-61 290
1854 Type 1 G$1PCGS MS-62 320
1854 TYPE 1 Type 1  G$1NGC AU-58 256
1854 TYPE 1 Type 1  G$1NGC MS-62 320
1854 TYPE 1 Type 1  G$1NGC MS-63 480

Gold Dollars - TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 $ 600
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 773
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 773
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1530
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-50 600
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 640
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1530
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC XF-45 520
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 600
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 605
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 773
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 773
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1530
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC Genuine 773
1855  G$1PCGS XF-45 470
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 550
1855   G$1NGC AU-55 599
1855  G$1PCGS AU-55 599
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 773
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 773
1855  G$1PCGS AU-58 773
1855   G$1NGC MS-61 1530
1855   G$1NGC MS-61 1530
1855  G$1PCGS MS-61 1530
1855  G$1PCGS MS-62 2265
1855   G$1NGC MS-65 25615

Gold Dollars - TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS AU-58 $ 283
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS MS-61 345
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS MS-62 450
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC AU-55 280
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-61 345
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-62 450
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-63 575
1857  G$1PCGS AU-58 283
1857   G$1NGC MS-61 345
1857   G$1NGC MS-62 365
1858  G$1PCGS MS-61 345
1859  G$1PCGS AU-58 283
1859  G$1PCGS MS-61 465
1861   G$1NGC MS-63 750
1862  G$1PCGS MS-61 345
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-61 345
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-62 365
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-63 480
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-64 645
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-61 345
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-61 345
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-62 365
1874  G$1PCGS AU-58 283
1874   G$1NGC MS-61 345
1874  G$1PCGS MS-61 345
1874   G$1NGC MS-62 365
1874  G$1PCGS MS-62 365
1874   G$1NGC MS-63 480
1874  G$1PCGS MS-63 480
1874   G$1NGC MS-65 985
1882   G$1NGC MS-62 555
1885  G$1PCGS MS-63 645
1888  G$1PCGS MS-63 645
1889   G$1NGC MS-63 480
1889   G$1NGC MS-67 2450



Facts


Gold Dollars were first coined in 1849 as a result of the coinage bill of March 3 in that year, which also authorized the minting of $20 Double Eagles. The first type, usually referred to as simply "Type 1", is a small sized Coronet design by James Barton Longacre.

At the direction of the new Mint Director, Col. James Ross Snowden, Longacre redesigned the Gold $1 on a broader flan, with a narrow "Indian Princess" head obverse. Minted for less than three years, this is the scarcest of the three Gold $1 types, Poor strikes and accelerated wear from the high relief design contribute to this issue's relative scarcity and higher prices in the upper grades.

In order to remedy the problems of inadequate striking and accelerated wear of the Type 2 issue, in 1855 Snowden again directed Longacre to redesign the Gold $1. Largely an adaptation of his $3 design, special care was now taken to avoid opposing areas of high relief. While mintage for this type are small, fortunately, many still exist is high grade.