Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,300
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: $62.48 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 G$1 MS obverse 1870 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A rarely seen date with a mintage amounting to only 6,300 business strikes.

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1870 G$1 MS
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Base $ 175 225 315 370 475 475 600 635 700 775 975 1100 1325 1925 3100 4750 7100 13750 29000 - -
$ 525 625 660 745 850 1075 1175 1500 2350 3800 5500 8750 15800 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 110
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
7/29/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23081, 23081/Lot# 11410 $517.50
5/27/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1923 $460.00
2/24/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 101861 $165.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4444 $9,987.50
5/20/2013 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3431, 3431/Lot# 2711 $1,600.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4435 $9,400.00
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 808, 817/Lot# 244 $1,725.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base492532575620663847903958107511481251131514211658192823683406414149357176982413693
505546590634724865921997109911821272135015001748207427143651440556828058111130
00000092199710991182127213501500174820742714365144055682805800
000000939103611231216129313851579183822213060389646706429894100
1870 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111116401018114112171323139115021749202924863521431951377124960013176
111112147661059116612521345142815841842218128313787459157997949107920
000000766105911661252134514281584184221812831378745915799794900
000000892110011911287136814651666193523333176405348646461877400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1148
Owner: ddr70
 
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