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: $72.01 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 G$1 MS obverse 1877 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1877 has a tantalizingly low mintage of 3,900 business strikes. Although anything but common in an absolute sense, this issue is not as rare as either the 1876 or the 1878, and we are aware of a small group of MS66 representatives in today's hobby.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1877 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 160 190 305 365 525 620 630 650 780 940 1000 1130 1620 2000 4750 6000 9000 18350 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1175 - - 5250 6600 13500 -
1877 G$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1150 - - 2750 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 50 series, 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 1877 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------211228253519114786--149
------------------12--3
-----------------11---2
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Total-------2112282535191148108--154
 -------1 %1 %1 %14 %5 %16 %23 %12 %7 %3 %5 %6 %5 %-- 
1877 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------327108211-2--36
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Total----------327108211-2--36
 ----------8 %6 %19 %28 %22 %6 %3 %3 %-6 %-- 
1877 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-1------2
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Total-------------1-1------2
 -------------50 %-50 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/7/1997 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 0960, 960/Lot# 1937 $501.13
6/3/2004 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 8651 $690.00
11/22/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 197, 203/Lot# 6095 $747.50
1/30/2011 NGC MS 68   Prooflike Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2045 $14,950.00
7/13/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203071 $555.50
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3337 $21,150.00
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 8162 $540.50
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1168 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231127013091349139014331476152115651612165817071843198823232885389443195137684574578109
1244128313221363140414471491153615811627167417521891210025103221403645925706704976740
0000001491153615811627167417521891210025103221403645925706704900
0000001506155015961643169117981940221126983558417748646276725300
1877 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50752759782993311731235129613091333148316491707182522122464373041414935659571917826
514550674864101311941255130013171383153816681746195422962886386744065488679474030
0000001255130013171383153816681746195422962886386744065488679400
0000001276130513251433159416881786208323803308400446706042699200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2212
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 1988
Owner: Mozin
 
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