Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,620
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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1881 G$1 MS obverse 1881 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although the Philadelphia Mint only struck 7,620 gold dollar coins in 1881, many were saved by speculators and investors. Luckily for the numismatic community of today, this means that a large number of high grade examples have survived. In fact, NGC has graded numerous examples in MS68, and even three in MS69! (11/2016)

Only 87 proofs were produced this year, and it's likely that half or less still exist.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/31/2019

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1881 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 170 260 275 350 390 405 440 490 585 610 650 900 1250 1750 2500 3850 12500 48500 -
$ - - - - - - - 775 - - 1900 2500 5600 24000

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 375
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1881 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------111714433844306262323-347
---------------1112---5
-----------------271--10
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Total---------111714433845316571333-362
 ---------0 %3 %2 %4 %12 %10 %12 %9 %18 %20 %9 %1 %- 
1881 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------113103421--25
----------------1-11--3
-----------------1----1
-----------------1----1
Total------------113104632--30
 ------------3 %3 %10 %33 %13 %20 %10 %7 %-- 
1881 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------111------3
-----------------1-1--2
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------111-1-1--5
 -------------20 %20 %20 %-20 %-20 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/30/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0880, 880/Lot# 1860 $527.50
3/25/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23041, 23041/Lot# 11435 $1,322.50
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1065 $546.25
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1295 $713.00
9/16/2012 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 62117 $5,335.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31165 $330.18
6/4/2014 NGC MS 66   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1206/Lot# 5566 $3,818.75
7/17/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6008 $1,997.50
6/11/2017 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131725/Lot# 25225 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base93596799910311066110011351173120912471286132614401560168720292417288535395879981210609
946978101010431077111211481185122212601299136414801602180121582573310343197190100780
0000001148118512221260129913641480160218012158257331034319719000
0000001160119712341273131314021520164519152288272933215099850100
1881 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base49451555174577490894197499710511124125212841333160919282302275433865656948510263
50152761675581991995298210151075116712631300142517152053245329654143693297440
00000095298210151075116712631300142517152053245329654143693200
00000096398910331100120912731317151718222177260331754899820900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3386
Owner: BillJones
 
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