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: $72.15 (10/21/2019)
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: 3/22/2019

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

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 234
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1884 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1---341214336262113134--186
------------------11--2
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Total-----1---341214336262113145--188
 -----1 %---2 %2 %1 %11 %23 %19 %14 %11 %7 %7 %3 %-- 
1884 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------310910614---43
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----------------1-----1
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Total------------310910714---44
 ------------7 %23 %20 %23 %16 %2 %9 %--- 
1884 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------23------5
---------------1------1
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Total--------------24------6
 --------------33 %67 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/22/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0991, 991/Lot# 2025 $358.70
6/3/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 7359 $833.75
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1298 $891.25
12/4/2008 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1813 $1,380.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5328 $910.63
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
10/30/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131645/Lot# 25395 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53255359175275210101044107611241139115512571326141016712072234528573930656771617794
53956664575283810211055109211291144118912801354149718052163251632154809676573720
0000001055109211291144118912801354149718052163251632154809676500
0000001065110811341150122313031382158419382254268635725688696300
1884 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base58460764882082010941130116412311231124713561428151917932215250330394161690275128175
59262170582091111061141118612311236128313801458161019342311268234135075710577330
0000001141118612311236128313801458161019342311268234135075710500
0000001153120912311242132014041489170220742407286037875988730900
1884 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base494515551705705949982101310591073108811861252133315831969223327273765632469027518
501527602705786960992102810641078112112081279141617122057239830734618651771070
000000992102810641078112112081279141617122057239830734618651700
0000001003104410681083115312301306150018402145256234195471670900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3765
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 2215
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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