1851 Liberty Head Gold $1 Coin

1851 Liberty Head Gold $1 Coin
1851 Liberty Head Gold $1 Coin Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$72.74
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.04838 t oz
Face Value
$1 USD
Mintage
3,658,820
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1851

1851 gold $1 coins are relatively common as a date type, thanks to a large load of pieces that were struck at the Philadelphia mint. However, the branch-mint pieces – most especially the Charlotte (C) and Dahlonega (D) mint coins are quite scarce and are much more expensive than the other two varieties.

Liberty Head gold dollars, designed by James B. Longacre, are the smallest coin that the U.S. Mint has ever produced. In fact, they measure just 13 millimeters in diameter – compare that to a modern U.S. dime, which has a diameter of 17.9 millimeters! What’s more, a $1 gold coin weighs in at a mere 1.672 grams – less than a penny, which has just 1/100th the face value. While these tiny dollar coins may actually be worth more than their weight in gold (the bullion value for these coins is quite small, and these coins are valued higher due to their numismatic worth), they can be had more cheaply than some of the larger gold coins of a newer vintage.

Here’s a breakdown of 1850 $1 gold coins and their values:

  • 1851, 3,317,671 minted – $250

  • 1851-C, 41,267 – $1,150

  • 1851-D, 9,882 – $1,350

  • 1851-O, 290,000 – $270

*Values are for coins in Fine condition, unless otherwise noted.

Be wary of buying unslabbed C- and D-mint gold dollars. Given how scarce they are in the market today, it’s possible you may run across counterfeit pieces. Insist on buying certified specimens of rare 1851 dollar coins whenever possible.

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1851 Liberty Head Gold $1 Coin Past Sales & Prices

1851 $1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar NGC AU Details
Sale Price: $122.50
Date Sold: February 29, 2016
1851 $1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar NGC AU Details
1851-O $1. Liberty Gold Coin, NGC-AU50
Sale Price: $289.00
Date Sold: February 28, 2016
1851-O $1. Liberty Gold Coin, NGC-AU50
1851-O $1. Liberty Gold Coin, NGC-AU50
Sale Price: $289.00
Date Sold: February 28, 2016
1851-O $1. Liberty Gold Coin, NGC-AU50
1851-O ANACS AU50 $1 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COIN!!! #WM
Sale Price: $240.00
Date Sold: February 27, 2016
1851-O ANACS AU50 $1 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COIN!!! #WM
1851 $1 GOLD * PCGS AU53 * LIBERTY Head Dollar * $285++++ Nice BRIGHT * See PICs
Sale Price: $213.72
Date Sold: February 23, 2016
1851 $1 GOLD * PCGS AU53 * LIBERTY Head Dollar * $285++++ Nice BRIGHT * See PICs
1851 Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 AU 58 PCGS
Sale Price: $280.25
Date Sold: February 21, 2016
1851 Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 AU 58 PCGS
1851 $1 One Dollar Liberty Gold Coin NGC XF Details OBV Scratched 2679202-001
Sale Price: $143.50
Date Sold: February 21, 2016
1851 $1 One Dollar Liberty Gold Coin NGC XF Details OBV Scratched 2679202-001
1851 $1 GOLD * PCGS MS62 * LIBERTY Head Dollar * $650++ Gorgeous BRIGHT See PICs
Sale Price: $375.01
Date Sold: February 18, 2016
1851 $1 GOLD * PCGS MS62 * LIBERTY Head Dollar * $650++ Gorgeous BRIGHT See PICs
1851 $1 One Dollar Liberty Gold Coin NGC AU Details
Sale Price: $200.00
Date Sold: February 17, 2016
1851 $1 One Dollar Liberty Gold Coin NGC AU Details
1851-C $1 Gold PCGS AU55 * Charlotte Gold * #21644261
Sale Price: $2,229.00
Date Sold: February 12, 2016
1851-C $1 Gold PCGS AU55 * Charlotte Gold * #21644261
1851-O Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 PCGS MS 62 RARE HIGH GRADE LOW MINTAGE
Sale Price: $1,025.00
Date Sold: February 12, 2016
1851-O Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 PCGS MS 62 RARE HIGH GRADE LOW MINTAGE
1851-O $1.00 GOLD PCGS MS-61
Sale Price: $795.00
Date Sold: February 12, 2016
1851-O $1.00 GOLD PCGS MS-61
1851-O $1 Gold Liberty Dollar AU55 Pcgs
Sale Price: $399.00
Date Sold: February 12, 2016
1851-O $1 Gold Liberty Dollar AU55 Pcgs
1851 C $1 GOLD TYPE ONE- PCGS AU DETAILS CLEANING
Sale Price: $949.59
Date Sold: February 10, 2016
1851 C $1 GOLD TYPE ONE- PCGS AU DETAILS CLEANING
1851-O G$1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU58
Sale Price: $340.00
Date Sold: February 10, 2016
1851-O G$1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU58
1851 G$1 Gold Dollar - PCGS XF Details, Awesome Coin!!!
Sale Price: $160.00
Date Sold: February 09, 2016
1851 G$1 Gold Dollar - PCGS XF Details, Awesome Coin!!!
PCGS 1851 G$1 AU Details. Mount Rmvd.
Sale Price: $157.50
Date Sold: February 07, 2016
PCGS 1851 G$1 AU Details. Mount Rmvd.
1851 $ Gold Liberty Dollar MS63 NGC
Sale Price: $575.00
Date Sold: January 29, 2016
1851 $ Gold Liberty Dollar MS63 NGC
1851 $1 One Dollar Liberty Gold Coin NGC AU Details
Sale Price: $200.00
Date Sold: January 29, 2016
1851 $1 One Dollar Liberty Gold Coin NGC AU Details
1851 PCGS XF Details Gold $1 Liberty Head Dollar Genuine Scratch #59346
Sale Price: $197.50
Date Sold: January 24, 2016
1851 PCGS XF Details Gold $1 Liberty Head Dollar Genuine Scratch #59346
1851 O $1 GOLD TYPE ONE- PCGS MS61- BETTER DATE
Sale Price: $599.00
Date Sold: January 20, 2016
1851 O $1 GOLD TYPE ONE- PCGS MS61- BETTER DATE
1851-C G$1- PCGS AU55- Beautiful Coin!
Sale Price: $1,875.00
Date Sold: January 19, 2016
1851-C G$1- PCGS AU55- Beautiful Coin!
1851 G1$ Gold One Dollar - MS61 PCGS
Sale Price: $320.00
Date Sold: January 18, 2016
1851 G1$ Gold One Dollar - MS61 PCGS
1851 G$1 Gold Dollar NGC MS62
Sale Price: $368.00
Date Sold: January 17, 2016
1851 G$1 Gold Dollar NGC MS62
1851-C G$1- PCGS AU55- Beautiful Coin!
Sale Price: $1,928.00
Date Sold: January 10, 2016
1851-C G$1- PCGS AU55- Beautiful Coin!
1851 $1 Gold liberty ICG -AU53 Details Type1
Sale Price: $175.00
Date Sold: January 06, 2016
1851 $1 Gold liberty ICG -AU53 Details Type1
1851 Liberty Head $1 Gold Coin AU53 ICG * Take a Look*
Sale Price: $170.00
Date Sold: January 04, 2016
1851 Liberty Head $1 Gold Coin AU53 ICG * Take a Look*
1851 $1 Liberty Gold Dollar Type 1 PCGS MS64 PCGS Priceguide: $1200
Sale Price: $711.00
Date Sold: January 03, 2016
1851 $1 Liberty Gold Dollar Type 1 PCGS MS64 PCGS Priceguide: $1200
Beautiful; US $1 Gold 1851-O PCGS certified AU 58 Some luster
Sale Price: $385.00
Date Sold: January 03, 2016
Beautiful; US $1 Gold 1851-O PCGS certified AU 58 Some luster
1851 $1 Gold Liberty Dollar ANACS AU 50 Details Damage
Sale Price: $280.00
Date Sold: January 03, 2016
1851 $1 Gold Liberty Dollar ANACS AU 50 Details Damage
US One Dollar Liberty Gold 1851-O NGC AU Details lotdec6177
Sale Price: $213.50
Date Sold: January 03, 2016
US One Dollar Liberty Gold 1851-O NGC AU Details lotdec6177
1851-O $ Gold Liberty Dollar AU58 NGC ~ CAC
Sale Price: $375.00
Date Sold: January 01, 2016
1851-O $ Gold Liberty Dollar AU58 NGC ~ CAC
1851 PCGS Gold Dollar, $1 Liberty, Type 1, PCGS MS 64 ** Super Scarce This Nice!
Sale Price: $723.00
Date Sold: December 23, 2015
1851 PCGS Gold Dollar, $1 Liberty, Type 1, PCGS MS 64 ** Super Scarce This Nice!
1851 GOLD Liberty Head $1 Coin SLABBED PCGS MS 62
Sale Price: $399.00
Date Sold: December 23, 2015
1851 GOLD Liberty Head $1 Coin SLABBED PCGS MS 62
1851 Type 1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 AU Details NGC
Sale Price: $220.00
Date Sold: December 18, 2015
1851 Type 1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 AU Details NGC
1851-C Liberty Gold Dollar G$1 - ICG MS62 - Rare Charlotte Gold Coin!
Sale Price: $3,235.00
Date Sold: December 16, 2015
1851-C Liberty Gold Dollar G$1 - ICG MS62 - Rare Charlotte Gold Coin!
1851 Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 MS 61 NGC
Sale Price: $340.00
Date Sold: December 15, 2015
1851 Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 MS 61 NGC
1851 O $1 GOLD - TYPE ONE, PCGS MS 61, BETTER DATE.
Sale Price: $599.00
Date Sold: December 09, 2015
1851 O $1 GOLD - TYPE ONE, PCGS MS 61, BETTER DATE.
1851 $1.00 United States Gold Coin, NGC AU details 1 day auction NR!
Sale Price: $122.50
Date Sold: December 07, 2015
1851 $1.00 United States Gold Coin, NGC AU details 1 day auction NR!
1851 Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 MS 61 PCGS
Sale Price: $325.00
Date Sold: December 05, 2015
1851 Liberty Head Gold Dollar $1 MS 61 PCGS
1851-C G$1 PCGS AU55 - Desirable Charlotte Gold Issue - 1 Gold Coin
Sale Price: $2,241.00
Date Sold: December 04, 2015
1851-C G$1 PCGS AU55 - Desirable Charlotte Gold Issue - 1 Gold Coin
1851 One Dollar $1 Liberty Head Gold Coin ANACS AU-55
Sale Price: $299.95
Date Sold: November 29, 2015
1851 One Dollar $1 Liberty Head Gold Coin ANACS AU-55
1851 TYPE I GOLD DOLLAR ANACS EF 40
Sale Price: $202.57
Date Sold: November 26, 2015
1851 TYPE I GOLD DOLLAR ANACS EF 40
1851 G$1 Type 1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar, PCGS Genuine - UNC Details.
Sale Price: $225.00
Date Sold: November 23, 2015
1851 G$1 Type 1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar, PCGS Genuine - UNC Details.
1851 $1 LIBERTY HEAD ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS AU50 DETAILS (FROM JEWELRY) #720
Sale Price: $185.00
Date Sold: November 23, 2015
1851 $1 LIBERTY HEAD ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS AU50 DETAILS (FROM JEWELRY) #720
1851 $1 Gold - NGC MS 62 - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
Sale Price: $309.00
Date Sold: November 22, 2015
1851 $1 Gold - NGC MS 62 - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
1851 $1 Dollar Liberty Head Gold Coin PCGS AU-58
Sale Price: $279.99
Date Sold: November 17, 2015
1851 $1 Dollar Liberty Head Gold Coin PCGS AU-58
1851 $1 LIBERTY HEAD ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS EF40 DETAILS (FROM JEWELRY) #719
Sale Price: $135.00
Date Sold: November 16, 2015
1851 $1 LIBERTY HEAD ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS EF40 DETAILS (FROM JEWELRY) #719
1851 $1 Gold Liberty NGC AU55 ~ #2670562-002
Sale Price: $269.00
Date Sold: November 15, 2015
1851 $1 Gold Liberty NGC AU55 ~ #2670562-002
1851 $1 GOLD-NGC AU 53-FREE USA SHIPPING-164 YEARS
Sale Price: $210.07
Date Sold: November 15, 2015
1851 $1 GOLD-NGC AU 53-FREE USA SHIPPING-164 YEARS

Comments (5)

  1. Enrique Cameras

Hola tengo varias monedas de un dólar de di tintos años y no en donde las ouedo vendar

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  1. Coin Values    Enrique Cameras

Cualquier ciudad grande debe tener varias tiendas especializadas en compra-venta de monedas.

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  1. J DRKPURPLE

I have a 1881 what would that be worth? It is in nice condition.

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  1. J DRKPURPLE    J DRKPURPLE

it has an eagle on the back

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Hi, J DrkPurple --

An 1881 what? I'm not sure what denomination yours is, though it must be at least $2.50 quarter eagle, given that it has a design of an eagle on the reverse.

Do you have a photo of this coin that you can kindly upload?

Thanks!
Josh

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