Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,500
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: $57.86 (12/21/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1887 G$1 MS obverse 1887 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After 1878, gold dollars were considered little more than quaint curiosities, minted in token numbers that were largely saved by collectors. The 1887 issue, although produced only to the extent of 6,000 circulation strikes, was actually the largest emission after 1878's 82,304 business strikes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2014

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1887 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 180 235 290 290 300 325 365 430 550 675 735 975 1250 2050 2450 5500 20000 - -
$ 300 310 350 390 475 575 725 775 1050 1350 2200 2850 6750 34500
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 477
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11249


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2/14/2007 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 4273 $12,650.00
9/30/2007 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2428, 2428/Lot# 2331 $358.40
7/17/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6082 $1,150.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2050 $1,178.75
8/2/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4447 $1,997.50
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3339 $3,113.75
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203077 $540.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304333363395437527551575667725806856891112413751578195324013009433458898151
313343373409467535559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485266430
000000559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485200
0000005676367057798398791046129115101828225128063892537000
1887 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111363615713774858911948119214541665205525193149427156867711
111111214476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474263610
0000004476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474200
0000005316807538308939351110136615941925236429393897521400
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Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 1893
Owner: jacmitch
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1124
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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