Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,501
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: $58.90 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 G$1 MS obverse 1888 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a low mintage of 15,501 coins, this issue is actually one of the most common dates in the entire gold dollar series, and examples are available in almost any desired Mint State grade level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2014

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1888 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 175 235 275 275 285 300 335 400 515 675 725 925 1150 1875 2400 4500 14000 - -
$ 285 295 325 355 435 550 725 765 1000 1250 2075 2800 6700 18750
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 721
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/7/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7104 $1,207.50
12/5/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210122/Lot# 22208 $1,035.00
7/3/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131128/Lot# 28236 $402.50
7/24/2011 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3106, 3106/Lot# 2404 $2,702.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1099 $936.00
1/29/2012 NGC   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1136 $690.00
6/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 55309 $2,585.00
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 325 $1,253.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6915 $564.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304333363395437527551575667725806856891112413751578195324013009433458898151
313343373409467535559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485266430
000000559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485200
0000005676367057798398791046129115101828225128063892537000
1888 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111363615713774858911948119214541665205525193149427156867711
111111214476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474263610
0000004476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474200
0000005316807538308939351110136615941925236429393897521400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2885
Owner: Zebo
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1127
Owner: moellere
 
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