Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.53 (9/16/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 G$1 MS obverse 1887 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A mere 7,500 mint state gold dollars were struck in Philadelphia in 1887. However, despite the low mintage, many high grade examples have survived, likely due to the fact that gold dollars weren't really circulating at the time. NGC has even certified three examples in MS68! (10/2016)

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/22/2019

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1887 G$1 MS
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Base $ 155 170 240 240 370 390 400 410 420 480 490 500 730 1050 1400 2150 4600 26500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 750 1150 1500 2800 6100 -
1887 G$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 2400 3100 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 473
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1887 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------2613381711057937152--432
------------------11--2
----------------21----3
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Total---------2613381711058138163--437
 ---------0 %1 %0 %8 %19 %16 %24 %19 %9 %4 %1 %-- 
1887 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------37108224---36
------------------1---1
---------------111----3
------------------1---1
Total------------37109336---41
 ------------7 %17 %24 %22 %7 %7 %15 %--- 
1887 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------111-11---5
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Total-------------111-11---5
 -------------20 %20 %20 %-20 %20 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/17/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6082 $1,150.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6686 $8,636.50
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3339 $3,113.75
11/4/2013 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3455, 3455/Lot# 1450 $750.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1685 $646.25
2/27/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 8318 $470.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203077 $540.10
8/21/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131635/Lot# 29553 $446.50
9/17/2017 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131739/Lot# 27422 $264.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111363615713774858911948119214541665205525193149427156867711
111111224476487338028769231029127915241795221027293523474363610
0000004476487338028769231029127915241795221027293523474300
0000005316807548308939361111136715951925236429393897521400
1887 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304333363395437527551575667725806856891112413751578195324013009433458898151
313343373409467535559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485266430
000000559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485200
0000005676367057798398791046129115101828225128063892537000
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 1192
Owner: LJK1967
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1124
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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