Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,300
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.29 (10/14/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 G$1 MS obverse 1870 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A rarely seen date with a mintage amounting to only 6,300 business strikes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1870 G$1 MS
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Base $ 175 235 400 515 690 780 795 820 845 990 1050 1120 2000 2750 4375 6875 13500 45000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3550 - - 24500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 119
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1870 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------2253232813114323--117
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--------------11------2
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Total---------2253232814124323--119
 ---------2 %21 %3 %19 %24 %12 %10 %3 %3 %2 %3 %-- 
1870 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1---1-------2
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Total----------1---1-------2
 ----------50 %---50 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/5/2002 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 6577 $1,725.00
7/23/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 1932 $563.50
6/15/2008 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2543, 2543/Lot# 2665 $448.00
5/27/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1923 $460.00
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 112015 $2,992.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1187/Lot# 3513 $3,525.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4435 $9,400.00
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4950 $8,225.00
6/6/2019 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2019 June 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1296/Lot# 4046 $2,040.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base581604743105112291460151415661583161116391789184719132585302137524582606495541033611164
58965084611101306147815311572159216201689180818692137273032654029507672279815106120
0000001531157215921620168918081869213727303265402950767227981500
00000015491577160216301739182818912361287635084305557083911007500
1870 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5415636959901159138114331483149915261552169717531817246428853592439658369234999710805
54860779310461233139814501488150815351600171617742033260431213860487669699488102660
0000001450148815081535160017161774203326043121386048766969948800
0000001466149415171543164917341796224827453356412853568101974300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1526
Owner: ddr70
 
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