Gold Dollars - TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1851   G$1NGC MS-60+ $ 265
1851   G$1NGC MS-65 1920
1852   G$1NGC MS-62 290
1853  G$1PCGS AU-58 245
1853   G$1NGC MS-62 290
1853  G$1PCGS MS-62 290
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 415
1853  G$1PCGS MS-65 1920

Gold Dollars - TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 $ 560
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 555
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 630
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 630
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1420
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS XF-45 452
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-50 555
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 555
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-55 555
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-58 763
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1420
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1420
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC XF-45 452
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 555
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 555
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 555
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 555
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 555
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 763
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1420
1855   G$1NGC XF-45 452
1855  G$1PCGS XF-45 452
1855   G$1NGC AU-50 555
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 555
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 555
1855   G$1NGC AU-53 555
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 555
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 555
1855   G$1NGC AU-55 555
1855  G$1PCGS AU-55 555
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 763
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 763
1855  G$1PCGS AU-58 763
1855   G$1NGC MS-61 1420
1855  G$1PCGS MS-61 1420
1855  G$1PCGS MS-62 2265

Gold Dollars - TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1856  Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-62 $ 380
1857  G$1PCGS MS-62 380
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-61 365
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-62 380
1874   G$1NGC MS-60 345
1874   G$1NGC MS-61 365
1874   G$1NGC MS-62 380
1889   G$1NGC MS-62 380



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.