Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,900
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: $63.72 (7/25/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 5/19/2016

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1871 G$1 MS
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1871 G$1 MS Prooflike
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1871 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/8/1994 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 577 $1,870.00
1/1/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 120, 125/Lot# 6511 $1,495.00
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3388 $17,825.00
12/5/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2972, 2972/Lot# 2369 $747.50
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
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 8147 $1,145.63
4/24/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5438 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

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