Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,900
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.22 (10/17/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 G$1 MS obverse 1871 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As suggested by its low business-strike mintage of 3,900 pieces, the 1871 gold dollar is an elusive date in any grade. At the Superb Gem level, examples are extremely rare.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1871 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 180 240 330 385 525 600 675 735 840 925 1050 1225 1700 2500 4300 8750 18750 36500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2750 5750 10500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 120
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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10/23/1996 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0887, 887/Lot# 1889 $606.63
1/1/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 120, 125/Lot# 6511 $1,495.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1318 $776.25
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1095 $1,696.00
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1884 $506.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5301 $423.00
9/4/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8528 $412.43
9/7/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8239 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111116331010110811701257131214721847207225523539431951377226976113430
111112117581042112811991275136515971922223228813799459158338071109840
000000758104211281199127513651597192222322881379945915833807100
000000884107511491228129314181722199723923210405948646529891600
1871 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base492532575620663820886949104411031186123913931753196924333386414149357258995713907
505546590634715842907980106311301203129015131825212327503637440557098157112730
00000090798010631130120312901513182521232750363744055709815700
000000928101210831158122113411633189722783068388946706483905700
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