1861-D G$1 PCGS F12

Rare Confederate States of America Striking

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1861-D G$1 PCGS F12

DLRC #: 1390777 // PCGS #: 7559

The 1861-D is a famous numismatic rarity. Other than the super-rare (and largely uncollectible) 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar, this is the scarcest coin in the entire series. Serious numismatists and Confederate historians agree that the real claim to fame for this issue lies in the fact that it is the only official U.S. coin to be struck under Confederate control. The rebel forces seized the mint in Dahlonega, Georgia in early 1861 and struck approximately 1,000 specimens, but experts believe that fewer than 75 coins exist today.This particular example is a wholesome Fine 12, graded by PCGS. Most examples of this date appear in AU grades, making an "affordable" issue somewhat of an unusual find.

  • Category Gold Coinage
  • Series $1 Gold
  • Type Princess large head, type 3
  • Years for Type 1856-1889
  • Strike Business
  • Denomination Gold dollar
  • Mint Location Dahlonega
  • Designer James B. Longacre
  • Composition 90% gold; 10% copper
  • Weight 1.672g
  • Edge Type Reeded
  • Mintage 1,250
Title Price Realized Date Sold
1861-D G$1 NGC MS64 $70,000.00 07/21/2004
1861-D G$1 PCGS MS60 $80,000.00 09/03/2018
1861-D G$1 PCGS AU55 * Rare Civil War Gold Issue Struck by the Confederacy * $66,500.00 11/11/2012
1861-D G$1 PCGS/CAC AU53 (#71 in the Top 100 Greatest U.S. Coins) $60,000.00 06/28/2012