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: $72.25 (10/21/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2019

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1871 G$1 MS
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Base $ 180 240 360 455 520 585 675 735 840 845 1050 1150 1560 2375 4550 9375 18750 36500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2750 5750 10500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 129
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1871 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------22132262517174133--115
--------------1--1----2
---------------1------1
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Total--------22132262518184233--118
 --------2 %2 %11 %2 %22 %21 %15 %15 %3 %2 %3 %3 %-- 
1871 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------112152-----12
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Total-----------112152-----12
 -----------8 %8 %17 %8 %42 %17 %----- 
1871 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2------2
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Total---------------2------2
 ---------------100 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1288 $747.50
10/14/2007 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 2435, 2435/Lot# 2484 $2,520.00
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
10/18/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10183 $763.75
1/9/2013 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6808 $3,055.00
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
4/22/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6039 $1,880.00
8/2/2017 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(6), 1258/Lot# 8068 $1,086.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5936157529831124123512801326144215141633163918471941227928143819522569028861960110386
6006618291030116112501295136514661554163517081878205424573149428857847555910898630
0000001295136514661554163517081878205424573149428857847555910800
0000001311140314901593163717781910216626363484475663438208935400
1871 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5535757059251059116612091252136314331547155217531843216926853657502166518559928010045
560618778970109511801223128913861471154916191783195223413009411255647287879995350
0000001223128913861471154916191783195223413009411255647287879900
0000001238132614101509155016861813206025133333456661087923904000
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Grade: AU Details
Points: 626
Owner: PDMK
 
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