Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $94.52 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 G$1 MS obverse 1878 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Whether proof or business strike, the 1878 Gold Dollar is certainly rare. 3,000 business strikes and 20 proofs were issued.

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Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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1878 G$1 MS
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Base $ 160 190 280 300 390 540 575 675 800 900 925 1000 1450 2200 4200 7000 39000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1050 1575 2300 - 9500 - -
1878 G$1 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1200 1700 - 2750 - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 159
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1878 G$1 MS
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Base-------1221742938231434----137
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Total-------12217429392314351---140
 -------1%1%1%12%3%21%28%16%10%2%4%1%--- 
1878 G$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------55511-----17
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-----------------1----1
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Total------------555111----18
 ------------28%28%28%6%6%6%---- 
1878 G$1 MS DPL
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Base-------------23-------5
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Total-------------23-------5
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 G$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base126413031343138414261469151315581604165116991748188622682436288536834617907696311041711250
12771316135713981440148415281573162016671715179420132324258631513994610392619893106950
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1878 G$1 MS DPL
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Base1358140114431486153015751622166917181767181718692015241425903060389248769502100761088911749
137214151457150115451591163816851734178418341918214824732747333742206418969310347111760
00000016381685173417841834191821482473274733374220641896931034700
00000016531702175118001852196622812531290336154548796098851061800
1878 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base507527597783820974108811931239136315051609163417072109258535254431876893091007610889
514550659795871101211231208128014101540161716581841226828983827587789489565103470
0000001123120812801410154016171658184122682898382758778948956500
0000001158122413221458157416261683197524263212412973229129982000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2585
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 2436
Owner: Mozin
 
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