Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,501
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.48 (8/22/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 G$1 MS obverse 1888 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although this issue had a low mintage of just 15,501 coins, it is actually one of the more commonly encountered dates today, especially in high grade. Examples are available even up to MS68!

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/22/2019

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1888 G$1 MS
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Base $ 155 170 240 240 370 385 395 405 415 480 490 500 675 949 1300 1800 3200 19500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 525 700 950 1450 2300 5200 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 740
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 50 series, 53 series, 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: 8/20/2019 1888 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------114167221271151959685374--710
---------------1-11---3
--------------3111----6
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Total-------114167221271181979787384--719
 -------0 %0 %1 %2 %1 %3 %18 %16 %27 %13 %12 %5 %1 %-- 
1888 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-3684331---29
-------------------1--1
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Total----------1-36843311--30
 ----------3 %-10 %20 %27 %13 %10 %10 %3 %3 %-- 
1888 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/14/2000 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1271, 1271/Lot# 1900 $896.75
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3189 $2,760.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1099 $936.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5334 $1,150.00
2/24/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 101855 $247.50
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 325 $1,253.00
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 26038 $164.50
10/3/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7790 $763.75
2/22/2018 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1272/Lot# 4118 $4,560.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111363615713774858911948119214541665205525193149427156867711
111111214476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474263610
0000004476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474200
0000005316807538308939351110136615941925236429393897521400
1888 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304333363395437527551575667725806856891112413751578195324013009433458898151
313343373409467535559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485266430
000000559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485200
0000005676367057798398791046129115101828225128063892537000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2401
Owner: Zebo
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 856
Owner: vcosenza
 
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