Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $87.41 (7/28/2021)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 G$1 PF obverse 1870 G$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Only 35 proof gold dollars were minted in 1870, and some of them were probably not sold. While most advanced collectors of the era ordered proof sets to fill their runs of current coins, it is known that some prominent numismatists chose to acquire Mint State specimens instead in 1870. The actual number of proof 1870 gold dollars released from the mint is not known, but experts believe no more than 12-15 specimens are extant today in all grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/31/2016

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1870 G$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 3850 4350 5500 7700 11500 21500 - - - - -
1870 G$1 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13250 25500 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1870 G$1 PF
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Base----------1--21-------4
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Total----------1--21-------4
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1870 G$1 PF CA
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Base-------------21-1-----4
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Total-------------21-1-----4
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 G$1 PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3567365237383826391540064099419342884386448545854867516254715839748779699554101301094611810
3595368137673856394540374130422543214419451846794965526555946388764884979746104021123412401
00000041304225432144194518467949655265559463887648849797461040200
00000041624256435344524552477350645368571669387808902699381067400
1870 G$1 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4591469447984903501151205231534354585574569258126148649868637243763881269997105921143512327
46254729483349395047515752685381549756135732592462656620699073757801875010195108731173212943
000000526853815497561357325924626566206990737578018750101951087300
000000530654205535565357726036638167417116750679639373103941115400
1870 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base247625412606267427432813288429563030310531823260344739844617546670147704923497951059211435
2498256326292697276628372908298130553131320833223626419549005982724482149421100611087312007
00000029082981305531313208332236264195490059827244821494211006100
00000029323005308031563234338538054406518364987474872496081032600
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 7969
Owner: golden
 
Grade: PF 62
Points: 4047
Owner: Ives
 
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