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: $72.16 (10/18/2019)
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: 4/15/2019

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1870 G$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 3550 4000 5500 7700 11500 21500 - - - - -
1870 G$1 PF Cameo
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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: 10/8/2019 1870 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--21-------4
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Total----------1--21-------4
 ----------25 %--50 %25 %------- 
1870 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------21-1-----4
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Total-------------21-1-----4
 -------------50 %25 %-25 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/4/1999 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 June Long Beach Sale #204, 204/Lot# 6480 $11,500.00
5/28/2008 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 2947 $7,475.00
3/28/2009 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2564 $6,325.00
12/2/2010 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4285 $20,700.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6843 $4,700.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6408 $17,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35673652373838263915400640994193428843864485458548675162547158397487796984728999974810541
35953681376738563945403741304225432144194518467949655265559463887648813786489249100120
0000004130422543214419451846794965526555946388764881378648924900
0000004162425643534452455247735064536857166938780883048823949800
1870 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45914694479849035011512052315343545855745692581261486498686372437638812686379171993010735
46254729483349395047515752685381549756135732592462656620699073757801829688159424101980
0000005268538154975613573259246265662069907375780182968815942400
0000005306542055355653577260366381674171167506796384678993967700
1870 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2476254126062674274328132884295630303105318232603447398446175466701474737953845691719930
2498256326292697276628372908298130553131320833223626419549005982716776338121869494240
0000002908298130553131320833223626419549005982716776338121869400
0000002932300530803156323433853805440651836498732077938288893300
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 7969
Owner: golden
 
Grade: PF 62
Points: 3984
Owner: Bedrock Client
 
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