Gold Dollars - TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1851   G$1NGC MS-61 $ 285
1851  G$1PCGS MS-62 305
1851  G$1PCGS MS-63 425
1851  G$1PCGS MS-64 645
1851   G$1NGC MS-65 1930
1852   G$1NGC AU-58 223
1852  G$1PCGS AU-58 223
1852   G$1NGC MS-61 285
1852  G$1PCGS MS-63 425
1853   G$1NGC AU-55 220
1853   G$1NGC AU-58 223
1853  G$1PCGS AU-58 223
1853  G$1PCGS MS-61 285
1853   G$1NGC MS-62 305
1853  G$1PCGS MS-62 305
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 425
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 425
1853  G$1PCGS MS-63 425
1853   G$1NGC MS-65 1930
1853  G$1PCGS MS-65 1930

Gold Dollars - TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 $ 580
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 650
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 650
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-45 465
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-50 580
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-50 580
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 605
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 605
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-55 650
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1420
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1420
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-62 2235
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS Genuine 763
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC XF-45 465
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-53 605
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 AU-58 763
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1420
1855   G$1NGC XF-40 450
1855   G$1NGC XF-45 465
1855  G$1PCGS XF-45 465
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$1PCGS AU-53 610
1855   G$1NGC AU-55 650
1855  G$1PCGS AU-55 CAC!650
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$1NGC MS-62 2235
1855   G$1NGC MS-62 2235
1855  G$1PCGS MS-62 2235
1856 Upright 5 G$1PCGS AU-55 585

Gold Dollars - TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS AU-55 $ 265
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS AU-58 272
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC AU-55 265
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC AU-55 265
1857  G$1PCGS XF-45 245
1859  G$1PCGS AU-58 272
1861  G$1PCGS AU-50 265
1862  G$1PCGS AU-55 265
1873  Closed 3  G$1NGC MS-61 340
1874  G$1PCGS XF-45 245
1874  G$1PCGS AU-58 272
1874  G$1PCGS MS-64 595
1874   G$1NGC MS-65 935



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.