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: $72.19 (10/20/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1887 G$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2875 3125 3550 4800 5625 9050 15200 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: 10/8/2019 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
1/5/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5015 $10,350.00
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
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2252231323742436250025662922270027692839291129843190340638854172556363247077833890469797
2272233323952457252226852922272327922863293530533262356639814636581765757497857492960
0000002922272327922863293530533262356639814636581765757497857400
0000002922274628162887296031213334372540765099607068267918881000
1887 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2648271627852856292830013076315232293308338834703700394241944458583669517960846391789938
2671273928092880295230263101317832553335341535473781402642824917620872878128870194310
0000003101317832553335341535473781402642824917620872878128870100
0000003127320332823361344336233861411043705377657976248295894000
1887 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2222228223432405246925332600266727352805287529483068326037474024494660646658709977288398
2242230223642426249025552622269027582828289929883132342238394331531962626805730979510
0000002622269027582828289929883132342238394331531962626805730900
0000002645271227822852292430283196358539324639569164606952751800
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 5563
Owner: golden
 
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