Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
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: $63.90 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 S G$1 MS obverse 1870 S G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the final gold dollar issue of the San Francisco Mint, and an extremely important collecting opportunity. Among issues of this date and mint, we find the following: dimes are collectible, silver dollars are rarities, gold dollars are collectible, quarter eagles are collectible, three dollar gold is unique, half eagles are scarce, eagles are rare, and double eagles are collectible. A set of five gold denomination coins (without the three-dollar piece) represent an attainable goal.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1870 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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1/10/1998 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7471 $2,875.00
3/8/2000 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1281, 1281/Lot# 2024 $1,318.75
1/12/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30392 $17,250.00
9/14/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1351 $1,725.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8018 $1,418.23
8/8/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 4953 $1,880.00
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171548 $316.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base418494584684925127114501609184719892183230224643057373046306820950813346190572766340786
4435246177641040133015031688189420532222235626613281403053607716107871524921925320370
0000001503168818942053222223562661328140305360771610787152492192500
0000001556176719412118226224102859350543306090861212066171532479400
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