Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,779
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: $63.20 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 G$1 PF obverse 1889 G$1 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The proof mintage for gold dollars reached an all-time high in 1889 when the Mint coined 1,779 such pieces, although many of these were probably melted in the next few years after remaining unsold.

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1889 G$1 PF
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1889 G$1 PF Cameo
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1889 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4537 $5,290.00
5/27/2009 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1500 $9,775.00
4/14/2011 NGC PF 64   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 575, 582/Lot# 5395 $6,037.50
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1891 $5,175.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4719 $9,200.00
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5467 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1111111424141618702286250427103052335938544626562070168573106960
000000142414161870228625042710305233593854462656207016857300
000000184715612033237525442835314534804107489260827488918600
1889 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111345179923082585271030993386376145465367679482471013312892
1111111449149619682400262628393194351140224819584272788875110520
000000144914961968240026262839319435114022481958427278887500
000000189716472138249226682969329036364284509363187762950400
1889 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111450192824642754288532923592398448025656713886441059513444
1111111484160921062560279730203392372242565086615076409294115440
000000148416092106256027973020339237224256508661507640929400
000000196717682285265728413156349238534529537166448142994400
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 5367
Owner: golden
 
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