Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,230
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.59 (11/22/2017)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 G$1 MS obverse 1884 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Gold dollars were not really circulating in 1884 and due to this low demand, only 5,230 pieces were struck this year. A decent number have survived in relatively high grade, as evidenced by the NGC census, which shows even one example in MS69! (11/2016)

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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1884 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 170 225 240 375 415 445 455 465 535 585 650 875 1300 1650 2450 4850 16500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 925 - - - 6750 33500

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 228
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 69


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Grade
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Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1298 $891.25
2/22/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2331, 2331/Lot# 1165 $3,136.00
10/23/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 1889 $747.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4123 $2,156.25
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4756 $4,887.50
3/23/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 136998 $935.00
9/22/2014 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 2119 $4,600.00
2/16/2017 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1252/Lot# 4895 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base489502539620774838882908949990113812651477155817992161276731724319632466859160
4935145666717958538919229631039118013361504163819202363290235544987644475100
0000008919229631039118013361504163819202363290235544987644400
0000008999359761089122314061531171920402565303739375656656500
1884 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base537558593674847874882888913986104412711583164718321980279432444393658668579553
5445706207328568778848969371005112013751604170918812251294436275124667677560
0000008848969371005112013751604170918812251294436275124667600
0000008869059621025119514791626177019312523309440105855676700
1884 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base453471502575729802829865908949110312391450153117532048275431264157622463248817
4594815266267538118418799221000114813091477160518512283287834704846625771550
0000008418799221000114813091477160518512283287834704846625700
0000008538949351052119413801504167919502519300238135535629100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4157
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 1980
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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