Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,501
Catalog: KM-86
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $64.86 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 G$1 MS obverse 1888 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a low mintage of 15,501 coins, this issue is actually one of the most common dates in the entire gold dollar series, and examples are available in almost any desired Mint State grade level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2016

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1888 G$1 MS
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Base $ 155 170 225 240 375 425 450 475 515 535 540 590 700 900 1400 1950 3700 19750 - -
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1888 G$1 MS Prooflike
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1888 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 727
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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6/17/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23064, 23064/Lot# 12210 $862.50
3/24/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 6077 $2,990.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1741 $891.00
10/18/2009 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2759, 2759/Lot# 3134 $805.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1099 $936.00
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
11/14/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7367 $1,057.50
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21013 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304333363395437527551575667725806856891112413751578195324013009433458898151
313343373409467535559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485266430
000000559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485200
0000005676367057798398791046129115101828225128063892537000
1888 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111363615713774858911948119214541665205525193149427156867711
111111214476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474263610
0000004476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474200
0000005316807538308939351110136615941925236429393897521400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2885
Owner: Zebo
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1127
Owner: moellere
 
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