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: $72.29 (10/14/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/31/2016

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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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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13500 24500 40000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1879 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------22421----11
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Total-------------22421----11
 -------------18 %18 %36 %18 %9 %---- 
1879 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------11-----2
-----------------1----1
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Total---------------111----3
 ---------------33 %33 %33 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/26/2003 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10107 $18,400.00
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
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5273 $14,687.50
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
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6844 $8,812.50
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5047 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32713351343235143598368437713859394940414134422844944773506353676820810686169149990710710
32983378345935423627371338003889398040724165431745874870516458517249827687949402101750
0000003800388939804072416543174587487051645851724982768794940200
0000003830391940104103419744054680496652666336767784468971965400
1879 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base359836833770385939484040413342284324442245214622490652035513583673748849939399621076811622
362637123800388939794071416542604357445545554717500553065621634978669030958310231110530
00000041654260435744554555471750055306562163497866903095831023100
00000041964292438944884588481151045410572868618357921297721049900
1879 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25452611267827472817288929613035311031873265334534273639411152646437775682508767950110280
2567263327012770284129132986306031363213329233723498379644955655687779218422901297610
0000002986306031363213329233723498379644955655687779218422901200
0000003010308531613239331834003568395448806046731680858595925600
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 6820
Owner: golden
 
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