Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,043
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.18 (9/15/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 G$1 PF obverse 1887 G$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck some 1,043 proof gold dollars in 1887. This is about in line with the proof gold dollar mintages of the time. The average grade today tends to hover around the gem level, and coins with cameo contrast are more common than those without.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/12/2019

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1887 G$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2875 3125 3550 4800 5625 9050 14850 18800 - - -
1887 G$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3900 5200 6100 12000 16500 22000 34000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 7350 13400 19500 - -
1887 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7100 13500 21000 30000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 22500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 64
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------122231----11
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Total------------122231----11
 ------------9 %18 %18 %18 %27 %9 %---- 
1887 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1-181491222--49
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----------------1-----1
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Total-----------1-1814101222--50
 -----------2 %-2 %16 %28 %20 %24 %4 %4 %-- 
1887 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1-12---4
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Total---------------1-12---4
 ---------------25 %-25 %50 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/27/2003 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 8090 $9,775.00
2/5/2006 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 878 $12,362.50
2/5/2006 NGC PF 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 879 $4,255.00
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1889 $11,787.50
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6708 $10,575.00
3/28/2014 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6171 $3,818.75
5/25/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 194054 $9,186.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 G$1 PF Cameo
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Base111111111345179923082585271030993386376145465367679482471013312892
1111111449149619682400262628393194351140224819584272788875110520
000000144914961968240026262839319435114022481958427278887500
000000189716472138249226682969329036364284509363187762950400
1887 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111450192824642754288532923592398448025656713886441059513444
1111111484160921062560279730203392372242565086615076409294115440
000000148416092106256027973020339237224256508661507640929400
000000196717682285265728413156349238534529537166448142994400
1887 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111127117072197246425852960323836014361515865457960979912492
1111111424141618702286250427103052335938544626562070168573106960
000000142414161870228625042710305233593854462656207016857300
000000184715612033237525442835314534804107489260827488918600
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 4546
Owner: golden
 
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