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: $62.26 (10/17/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1888 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 170 225 240 370 385 395 405 415 480 490 500 675 875 1300 1800 3200 19500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 525 700 950 1450 2300 5200 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 725
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8500 $2,990.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1742 $3,450.00
9/14/2009 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2745, 2745/Lot# 1845 $2,012.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1099 $936.00
6/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 55309 $2,585.00
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 325 $1,253.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8442 $705.00
3/21/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10532 $822.50
10/1/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The Oct 2015 Rarities Auction, 6133/Lot# 95 $998.75


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
 
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