Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 198,800
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: $53.09 (8/1/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 G$1 MS obverse 1874 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1874 is one of the more frequently encountered Type Three gold dollars. It is also a logical candidate for a type set as hundreds of examples are available in mint condition. It is not until one reaches the MS65 level that the 1874 begins to show a relative degree of rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

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1874 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 125 135 175 250 275 285 300 325 385 675 765 950 1125 1875 2600 4750 19000 - -
$ - - 315 355 450 700 800 1000 1200 2250 3550 7000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3873
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/23/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 21685 $3,220.00
4/10/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 82: The Down Under Sale, 87/Lot# 1293 $2,898.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 580 $379.50
6/8/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3081, 3081/Lot# 1838 $276.00
11/6/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131146/Lot# 24470 $948.75
2/7/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 8428 $411.25
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 156020 $1,450.00
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33703 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base244268295320395515532551572586607620674108113751578195324013009493565029217
252277303345435520538558576593611638809117914421703210226033651545774070
000000538558576593611638809117914421703210226033651545700
000000544565581600615656945127715101828225128064293597900
1874 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base268292320348426553572591611627648663721114614541665205525193149513767509537
276301329374468559578597616634653682862124815241795220927293811567476790
000000578597616634653682862124815241795220927293811567400
0000005846046216416587011004135115941925236429394474621200
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 1227
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1127
Owner: mania
 
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