Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,500
Catalog: KM-86
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.70 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1887 G$1 MS obverse 1887 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After 1878, gold dollars were considered little more than quaint curiosities, minted in token numbers that were largely saved by collectors. The 1887 issue, although produced only to the extent of 6,000 circulation strikes, was actually the largest emission after 1878's 82,304 business strikes.

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Last Updated: 4/15/2014

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1887 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 235 290 290 300 325 365 430 550 675 735 975 1250 2050 2450 5500 20000 - -
$ 300 310 350 390 475 575 725 775 1050 1350 2200 2850 6750 34500
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 470
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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8/17/1996 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 8122 $2,310.00
7/17/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6082 $1,150.00
12/26/2011 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3196, 3196/Lot# 2001 $546.25
9/6/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4765 $1,880.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5330 $1,725.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1187/Lot# 9457 $646.25
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1685 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304333363395437527551575667725806856891112413751578195324013009433458898151
313343373409467535559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485266430
000000559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485200
0000005676367057798398791046129115101828225128063892537000
1887 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111363615713774858911948119214541665205525193149427156867711
111111214476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474263610
0000004476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474200
0000005316807538308939351110136615941925236429393897521400
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Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 1893
Owner: jacmitch
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1124
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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