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: $59.93 (2/23/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1887 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 170 225 240 375 425 450 475 515 535 540 600 800 1050 1700 2300 4150 36000 - -
$ - - 465 500 525 - - - 850 1375 1800 2700 6500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 475
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3117 $2,013.00
7/17/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6082 $1,150.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5822 $1,725.00
12/26/2011 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3196, 3196/Lot# 2001 $546.25
8/5/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131233/Lot# 23285 $1,762.50
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5300 $4,700.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203077 $540.10
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8825 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304333363395437527551575667725806856891112413751578195324013009433458898151
313343373409467535559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485266430
000000559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485200
0000005676367057798398791046129115101828225128063892537000
1887 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111363615713774858911948119214541665205525193149427156867711
111111224476487338028769231029127915241795221027293523474363610
0000004476487338028769231029127915241795221027293523474300
0000005316807548308939361111136715951925236429393897521400
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Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 1893
Owner: jacmitch
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1124
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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