Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,000
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: $63.96 (7/14/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 S G$1 MS obverse 1870 S G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the final gold dollar issue of the San Francisco Mint, and an extremely important collecting opportunity. Among issues of this date and mint, we find the following: dimes are collectible, silver dollars are rarities, gold dollars are collectible, quarter eagles are collectible, three dollar gold is unique, half eagles are scarce, eagles are rare, and double eagles are collectible. A set of five gold denomination coins (without the three-dollar piece) represent an attainable goal.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1870 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 225 250 380 535 1000 1000 1350 1575 1800 2150 3150 3800 4750 8000 13600 26500 50000 - - - -
$ 1100 1425 1675 1950 2350 3300 4200 5750 9450 16500 30000 38500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/16/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2409, 2409/Lot# 1152 $1,680.00
9/14/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1351 $1,725.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6807 $4,112.50
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1182/Lot# 3916 $6,462.50
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8018 $1,418.23
2/16/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171548 $316.80
2/27/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5148 $4,553.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base418494584684925127114501609184719892183230224643057373046306820950813346190572766340786
4435246177641040133015031688189420532222235626613281403053607716107871524921925320370
0000001503168818942053222223562661328140305360771610787152492192500
0000001556176719412118226224102859350543306090861212066171532479400
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