Gold Dollars - TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850  G$1PCGS MS-65 $ 3860
1851   G$1NGC MS-60+ 240
1851   G$1NGC MS-62 280
1851  G$1PCGS MS-62 280
1851  G$1PCGS MS-63 460
1851   G$1NGC MS-65 1965
1852   G$1NGC AU-55 223
1852   G$1NGC AU-58 228
1852   G$1NGC MS-61 250
1852   G$1NGC MS-62 280
1852  G$1PCGS MS-62 280
1852  G$1PCGS MS-63 460
1853   G$1NGC AU-55 230
1853   G$1NGC MS-60 240
1853   G$1NGC MS-61 250
1853  G$1PCGS MS-61 250
1853   G$1NGC MS-62 280
1853  G$1PCGS MS-62 280
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 460
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 460
1853   G$1NGC MS-65 1965
1854  Type 1  G$1NGC MS-65 1965
1854 Type 1 G$1PCGS MS-61 250

Gold Dollars - TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 $ 580
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 640
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1445
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS XF-45 440
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-50 580
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 605
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-55 650
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1445
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1445
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC XF-45 440
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-55 650
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1445
1855   G$1NGC XF-45 440
1855  G$1PCGS XF-45 440
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-53 610
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 610
1855   G$1NGC AU-55 577
1855  G$1PCGS AU-55 577
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 763
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 763
1855  G$1PCGS AU-58 763
1855   G$1NGC MS-61 1445
1855  G$1PCGS MS-61 1445
1855  G$1PCGS MS-62 2180
1855   G$1NGC MS-65 25615
1856 Upright 5 G$1PCGS AU-55 265

Gold Dollars - TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS AU-55 $ 265
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS AU-58 272
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS MS-61 325
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS MS-62 440
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC AU-55 265
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC AU-55 265
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-61 325
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-62 440
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-63 565
1857  G$1PCGS AU-58 272
1857   G$1NGC MS-62 355
1859  G$1PCGS AU-58 272
1859  G$1PCGS MS-61 445
1862  G$1PCGS AU-55 265
1862  G$1PCGS MS-61 325
1862  G$1PCGS MS-64 825
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-64 615
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-61 325
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-62 355
1874  G$1PCGS AU-58 272
1874   G$1NGC MS-61 325
1874  G$1PCGS MS-61 325
1874   G$1NGC MS-62 355
1874  G$1PCGS MS-62 355
1874  G$1PCGS MS-63 470
1874   G$1NGC MS-65 970
1888  G$1PCGS MS-63 635



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.