Gold Dollars - TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850  G$1PCGS MS-65 $ 3935
1851   G$1NGC MS-62 290
1851  G$1PCGS MS-62 290
1851  G$1PCGS MS-63 475
1851   G$1NGC MS-65 2045
1852   G$1NGC AU-55 239
1852   G$1NGC AU-58 245
1852   G$1NGC MS-61 265
1852   G$1NGC MS-62 290
1852  G$1PCGS MS-62 290
1852   G$1NGC MS-63 475
1852  G$1PCGS MS-63 475
1853   G$1NGC AU-55 245
1853   G$1NGC MS-60 250
1853   G$1NGC MS-61 265
1853  G$1PCGS MS-61 265
1853   G$1NGC MS-62 290
1853  G$1PCGS MS-62 290
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 475
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 475
1853   G$1NGC MS-65 2045
1853  G$1PCGS MS-65 2045
1854  Type 1  G$1NGC MS-62 290
1854 Type 1 G$1PCGS MS-61 265

Gold Dollars - TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 $ 580
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1475
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-50 580
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 605
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1475
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1475
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC XF-45 520
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 580
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 605
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 585
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1475
1855   G$1NGC AU-50 580
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 580
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 580
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 580
1855   G$1NGC AU-55 577
1855  G$1PCGS AU-55 577
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 763
1855  G$1PCGS AU-58 763
1855   G$1NGC MS-61 1475
1855  G$1PCGS MS-61 1475
1855  G$1PCGS MS-62 2210
1855  G$1PCGS MS-62 2210
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-61 335
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS MS-62 445
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC AU-55 280
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-61 335
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-62 445
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-63 575
1857  G$1PCGS AU-58 283
1857   G$1NGC MS-62 360
1858  G$1PCGS MS-61 335
1859  G$1PCGS AU-58 283
1859  G$1PCGS MS-61 455
1861   G$1NGC MS-63 750
1862  G$1PCGS MS-61 335
1862  G$1PCGS MS-64 850
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-61 335
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-62 360
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-64 645
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-61 335
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-61 335
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-62 360
1874  G$1PCGS AU-58 283
1874   G$1NGC MS-61 335
1874  G$1PCGS MS-61 335
1874   G$1NGC MS-62 360
1874  G$1PCGS MS-62 360
1888  G$1PCGS MS-63 645
1889   G$1NGC MS-63 480



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.