Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,600
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 (9/23/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 G$1 MS obverse 1880 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck some 1,600 mint state and 36 proof gold dollars in 1880. This issue is quite popular due to the low mintage, but luckily many mint state pieces were saved at the time. This has made the 1880 gold dollar quite rare overall, but actually quite available in gem and higher. Proofs are very rare in any grade, however.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1880 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 170 225 240 375 415 465 525 575 700 750 975 1100 1300 1600 1950 3750 12500 55000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2750 5200 25000
1880 G$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5600 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 264
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


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7/21/1999 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1189, 1189/Lot# 1825 $400.90
5/4/2005 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8410 $8,050.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 67   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2105 $3,795.00
12/13/2007 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 203, 209/Lot# 5986 $4,600.00
7/21/2013 PCGS MS 68   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 128162 $10,230.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 69   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5355 $52,875.00
5/20/2015 PCGS MS 68   Stack's Bowers The Rarities Sale, 6109/Lot# 52 $10,575.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46348950257572586590092599010281124130315891639200923022671300939355836884911294
47249352662577287790894710031060118413981606176221072425278433184569684096640
00000090894710031060118413981606176221072425278433184569684000
00000091796810151092124314941622188622042548289636265202784500
1880 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base502527551620820925958990105111381271150517071799187620482960310341416089916011665
510535574687855936969101010801182134915721738182519332352300834494790711399950
000000969101010801182134915721738182519332352300834494790711300
000000979103111091227142716401768185019912656305537955440813600
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