Gold Dollars - TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1849 Closed Wreath G$1PCGS AU-58 $ 425
1849 OPEN WREATH Open Wreath  G$1NGC MS-62 800
1851   G$1NGC AU-58 223
1851   G$1NGC MS-60+ 290
1851  G$1PCGS MS-62 305
1851  G$1PCGS MS-63 425
1851   G$1NGC MS-65 1930
1853   G$1NGC MS-61 285
1853   G$1NGC MS-62 305
1853  G$1PCGS MS-62 305
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 425
1853  G$1PCGS MS-63 425
1853   G$1NGC MS-65 1930
1853  G$1PCGS MS-65 1930
1854 Type 1 G$1PCGS MS-62 305

Gold Dollars - TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 $ 570
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 640
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 1420
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS XF-45 452
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-50 566
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 566
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 566
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-55 566
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-61 1420
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-62 2235
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC XF-45 452
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 566
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 566
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 566
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 566
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-45 452
1855  G$1PCGS XF-45 452
1855   G$1NGC AU-50 566
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 566
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 566
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 566
1855   G$1NGC AU-53 566
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 566
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 566
1855   G$1NGC AU-55 566
1855  G$1PCGS AU-55 CAC!640
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-55 575

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
1857  G$1PCGS XF-45 245
1860   G$1NGC AU-55 325
1862  G$1PCGS AU-55 265
1862  G$1PCGS MS-62 450
1862  G$1PCGS MS-62 390
1873  Closed 3  G$1NGC MS-61 340
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-62 390
1874  G$1PCGS XF-45 245
1874  G$1PCGS AU-58 272
1874   G$1NGC MS-60 330
1874   G$1NGC MS-62 390
1874   G$1NGC MS-65 935
1889   G$1NGC MS-62 390



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.