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: $72.19 (10/19/2019)
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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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: 741
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: 10/8/2019 1888 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------114167221281151959685374--711
---------------1-11---3
--------------3111----6
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Total-------114167221281181979787384--720
 -------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
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1740 $920.00
10/28/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2441, 2441/Lot# 2363 $2,184.00
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
11/10/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26727 $223.25
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 8076 $734.38
2/13/2019 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131908/Lot# 25529 $480.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53255359175275210011013102710441060107611771192120614421748207224513247700876318294
53956664575283510051018103310491065111011821197128515441856219827164501721678520
0000001018103310491065111011821197128515441856219827164501721600
0000001022103810551071114311871201136316461964232529825754742300
1888 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base494515551705705941953966982997101311101124113813631657196923353103675373608006
5015276027057849459579719871002104511151129121314611761209125914320695575750
0000009579719871002104511151129121314611761209125914320695500
0000009629779921008107811191133128815591865221328475536715800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2335
Owner: Zebo
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1110
Owner: vcosenza
 
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