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: $62.82 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 G$1 MS obverse 1879 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Extremely large mintages of Morgan dollars more than accounted for the demand for dollar coins in 1879. Due to this large mintage, far fewer gold dollars were struck that year. The Philadelphia only struck a total of 3,030 pieces, with 3,000 mint states and a mere 30 proofs issued. The mint state issue pieces were saved in large numbers, however, which has made them relatively common even at the gem level. Proofs are extremely rare in all grades, however.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1879 G$1 MS
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Base $ 155 170 225 240 375 415 450 515 550 675 725 950 1050 1200 1700 3350 7000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 193
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1293 $506.00
12/19/2010 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210124/Lot# 26337 $690.00
11/18/2013 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3457, 3457/Lot# 1725 $558.13
1/8/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6394 $1,997.50
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1682 $1,233.75
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 175390 $1,705.00
7/20/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 208292 $1,072.50
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7330 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base453471502575729752798842891966104811271393145016191753250129753796417255107456
459481526626736767812858916993107412151412150616632002265932483921461861580
000000812858916993107412151412150616632002265932483921461800
0000008278749411020110013041431156217082251281735224046506400
1879 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4875075396157778028518969481027111311941472153117081847262331143963457160308152
4935175646697858188669139741055114012861491159017542105278633974165505767370
0000008669139741055114012861491159017542105278633974165505700
00000088193010001084116713791511164918002364295036804368554300
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