Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.00 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 G$1 PF obverse 1879 G$1 PF 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: 5/19/2016

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1879 G$1 PF
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1879 G$1 PF Cameo
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1879 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 14
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/2006 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 875 $8,050.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3173 $23,000.00
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5804 $10,575.00
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5806 $10,575.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5047 $8,225.00
2/4/2016 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1232/Lot# 3349 $9,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1111111555184123902887313233043624399846685629659078859430117500
000000155518412390288731323304362439984668562965907885943000
00000011110201725862993316534113731415850175891702783061013300
1879 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111787234329603292339637304064456556106473783491411130814135
1111111596197225483070332635073841423149135897692682699863122500
000000159619722548307033263507384142314913589769268269986300
00000011191215727543181336136183952439852616185738087051058500
1879 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111578208726542960305733653675414151585922719884281048413164
1111111526174722762756299231593468383044805412634776089113113770
000000152617472276275629923159346838304480541263477608911300
0000001105219172465285830243262357139854819566767728018979800
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 5367
Owner: golden
 
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