Gold Dollars - TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1851   G$1NGC AU-55 $ 256
1851  G$1PCGS AU-55 256
1851  G$1PCGS AU-58 261
1851   G$1NGC MS-65 1920
1852  G$1PCGS MS-63 440
1853  G$1PCGS AU-58 261
1853   G$1NGC MS-62 340
1853  G$1PCGS MS-62 340
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 440
1853   G$1NGC MS-63 440
1854 Type 1 G$1PCGS MS-62 340
1854 TYPE 1 Type 1  G$1NGC AU-55 255
1854 TYPE 1 Type 1  G$1NGC MS-61 325
1854 TYPE 1 Type 1  G$1NGC MS-62 340
1854 TYPE 1 Type 1  G$1NGC MS-63 440

Gold Dollars - TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 $ 555
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 550
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 625
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 625
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 757
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 757
1854  Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1415
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS XF-45 452
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-50 550
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 550
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-53 550
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-55 550
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS AU-58 757
1854 Type 2 G$1PCGS MS-62 2275
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC XF-45 452
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 550
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-50 550
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 550
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-53 550
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 550
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-55 550
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 757
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC AU-58 757
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC MS-61 1415
1854 TYPE 2 Type 2  G$1NGC MS-62 2275
1855   G$1NGC XF-45 452
1855  G$1PCGS XF-45 452
1855   G$1NGC AU-50 550
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 550
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 550
1855  G$1PCGS AU-50 550
1855   G$1NGC AU-53 550
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 550
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 550
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 550
1855  G$1PCGS AU-53 550
1855   G$1NGC AU-55 550
1855  G$1PCGS AU-55 CAC!625
1855  G$1PCGS AU-55 550
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 757
1855   G$1NGC AU-58 757
1855   G$1NGC MS-61 1415
1855  G$1PCGS MS-61 1415
1855   G$1NGC MS-62 2265

Gold Dollars - TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1856   G$1NGC MS-62 $ 370
1856 Slanted 5 G$1PCGS AU-50 280
1856 SLANTED 5 Slanted 5  G$1NGC MS-62 425
1856 UPRIGHT 5 Upright 5  G$1NGC AU-58 400
1857   G$1NGC MS-61 355
1862   G$1NGC MS-61 355
1862   G$1NGC MS-63 535
1873  Closed 3  G$1NGC MS-61 1610
1873  Open 3  G$1NGC MS-61 355
1873 Open 3 G$1PCGS MS-61 355
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  G$1NGC MS-61 355
1874  G$1PCGS AU-58 288
1874   G$1NGC MS-61 355
1874   G$1NGC MS-62 370
1874  G$1PCGS MS-62 370
1885  G$1PCGS MS-63 685



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.