Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.16 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 G$1 PF obverse 1878 G$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Only 20 pieces were produced and, since most business strikes display full prooflike brilliance, the number of proof 1878 gold dollars available has been exaggerated for many years. In reality, their numbers may be less than a dozen coins.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/28/2019

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1878 G$1 PF
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1878 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1878 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-1------2
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Total-------------1-1------2
 -------------50 %-50 %------ 
1878 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------112----4
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Total---------------112----4
 ---------------25 %25 %50 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2006 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 3402 $26,450.00
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2104 $16,675.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4714 $19,550.00
1/29/2012 PCGS PF AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1134 $5,060.00
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5805 $18,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4852496050685178529054045519563657555876599961236473683672157609801993099873104631129912183
4888499651055215532854425558567657955917604062406594696273467746844994971007010742115940
000000555856765795591760406240659469627346774684499497100701074200
000000559757155836595860826356671570897478788288799685102661102000
1878 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25952663273128002872294430183093316932473326340634473639429053676820791084118935967910469
2618268627542824289629693043311831953273335334203511385646495851718380778586918399420
0000003043311831953273335334203511385646495851718380778586918300
0000003068314432213300337934333575407350086336754782448760943100
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Grade: PF 66 UC
Points: 9309
Owner: golden
 
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