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: $62.01 (10/20/2017)
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: 8/29/2017

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1887 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 170 225 240 370 390 400 410 420 480 490 500 730 1050 1400 2150 4450 22500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 750 1150 1500 2800 5500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 472
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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11/4/2017 MS 64  Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17739


Auction Prices Realized

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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3117 $2,013.00
5/28/2008 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 2944 $1,150.00
7/17/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6082 $1,150.00
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6296 $2,530.00
5/15/2011 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3066, 3066/Lot# 2262 $690.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7274 $1,725.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4124 $1,725.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203077 $540.10


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
Points: 1124
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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