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: $72.29 (10/14/2019)
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 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2100 - 8500 - -

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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: 10/8/2019 1887 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------2613480711057937152--432
------------------11--2
----------------21----3
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Total---------2613480711058138163--437
 ---------0 %1 %0 %8 %18 %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
6/29/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 June New York, NY Signature Auction #380, 380/Lot# 6296 $2,990.00
8/20/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2411, 2411/Lot# 2111 $476.00
7/17/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6082 $1,150.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2050 $1,178.75
4/24/2013 NGC MS 67   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5457 $7,050.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5050 $4,817.50
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203077 $540.10
1/7/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11249 $1,175.00
2/28/2016 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131610/Lot# 23386 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 G$1 MS Prooflike
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Base1334137514171460150415481594164116881737178718381982213422952464269930573838787585539274
1348138914311475151915631610165717041754180418862033218823512542281833175184810187930
0000001610165717041754180418862033218823512542281833175184810100
0000001625167217211770182119342083224124082621293835786529832700
1887 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4945155517057059419589749901005102111101124113814271753204825553675759782588961
5015276027057849479639799951010105111151129123415361851221729284982781784920
0000009639799951010105111151129123415361851221729284982781700
00000096998510001016108011191133133116441950238633026290803800
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2134
Owner: LJK1967
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1138
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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