Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,079
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: $58.78 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 G$1 PF obverse 1888 G$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1888 Gold Dollar had a large proof mintage with 1,079 pieces produced. However, attrition took a heavy toll and those pieces that were unsold at year's end were melted.

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1888 G$1 PF
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1888 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 93
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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1/6/1993 PCGS Proof 67   Heritage Auctions FUN Bullet Sale #99, 99/Lot# 804 $18,700.00
2/20/2005 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2143 $13,800.00
11/9/2008 NGC Proof 61   Teletrade Auction 2609, 2609/Lot# 2987 $2,760.00
7/7/2011 NGC Proof 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4547 $23,000.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4257 $8,050.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13284 $11,162.50
4/24/2013 PCGS Proof 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4456 $18,800.00
7/11/2013 NGC Proof 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3293 $14,100.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 G$1 PF
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000000184715612033237525442835314534804107489260827488918600
1888 G$1 PF Cameo
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1111111449149619682400262628393194351140224819584272788875110520
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000000189716472138249226682969329036364284509363187762950400
1888 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base111111111450192824642754288532923592398448025656713886441059513444
1111111484160921062560279730203392372242565086615076409294115440
000000148416092106256027973020339237224256508661507640929400
000000196717682285265728413156349238534529537166448142994400
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Grade: PF 64 UC
Points: 3984
Owner: golden
 
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