Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
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: $60.17 (10/23/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 G$1 MS obverse 1878 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Whether proof or business strike, the 1878 Gold Dollar is certainly rare. 3,000 business strikes and 20 proofs were issued.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2014

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1878 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 180 215 265 365 365 510 550 600 675 785 850 1100 1350 1800 4000 5350 11000 - - -
$ 425 540 575 650 725 835 900 1200 1500 2000 5100 9200 37375 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 141
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
11/15/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7366


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1893 $4,945.00
8/13/2006 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5413 $10,350.00
3/26/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 133, 138/Lot# 7258 $1,104.00
10/12/2008 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2597, 2597/Lot# 3323 $1,035.00
7/24/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131131/Lot# 25226 $4,025.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25161 $370.13
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105032 $971.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37240443947753978385692599310361098113811731258141616092936360144866047830411609
38241545149762080787994710071056111111491201131014802051315738965006679994050
00000087994710071056111111491201131014802051315738965006679900
00000090297010211077112411611229136315442493337941915526755100
1878 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base642692745800858918951983105411001164120612431332149616973073376144685919798910983
658709763819878929961100610691121117812181272138615632155330239964951660989870
000000961100610691121117812181272138615632155330239964951660900
000000972103010841142119212301302144116302614353142325435729900
1878 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base30456558662073595498810211044105910811095125613802102242132383386436964831022613606
3915725976588089659991028104910661085114812971620220826933287371350737730113520
000000999102810491066108511481297162022082693328737135073773000
0000001010103610541073109012021338186123142965333640415778897800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1609
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 1496
Owner: Mozin
 
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