Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,079
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.13 (10/21/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 G$1 PF obverse 1888 G$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint reported a relatively large mintage of 1,079 proof gold dollars in 1888. However, it seems that many of those were melted at the end of the year. NGC has only graded a total of 94 examples ranging from PF63 to PF67 Ultra Cameo. (10/2016)

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1888 G$1 PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2875 3125 3550 4800 5600 9050 13000 18800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 7000 12250 - - -
1888 G$1 PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 5750 8250 11600 13000 23000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 8800 12750 17500 - -
1888 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9000 13000 24500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 89
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 1888 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------126445-----22
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---------------1------1
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Total-----------126455-----23
 -----------4 %9 %26 %17 %22 %22 %----- 
1888 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------3814131162--57
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---------------12-1---4
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Total-------------3815151172--61
 -------------5 %13 %25 %25 %18 %11 %3 %-- 
1888 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------13222---10
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------------------1---1
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Total--------------13223---11
 --------------9 %27 %18 %18 %27 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3188 $4,830.00
7/30/2008 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1886 $16,100.00
11/9/2008 NGC PF 61   Teletrade Auction 2609, 2609/Lot# 2987 $2,760.00
11/3/2010 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4773 $8,499.65
7/7/2011 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4547 $23,000.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7435 $10,637.50
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5465 $8,812.50
11/2/2017 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1261/Lot# 16884 $8,100.00
6/6/2019 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2019 June 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1296/Lot# 3193 $8,100.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2555262226902758282829002973304731223199327833573582381740644756548657477198766683319039
2577264527132781285229242998307231483225330434323660389942954999557362317354788885670
0000002998307231483225330434323660389942954999557362317354788800
0000003022309731733252333135073739398245255243566067147510810900
1888 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2974304831233200327833583439352236063699377838674116437746504935574773747850834890579809
2999307331493226330533853467355036373725380839504203446847455206628975338016858493080
0000003467355036373725380839504203446847455206628975338016858400
0000003494357836683752383740334290455948405476683276918182882100
1888 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2222228223432405246925332600266727352805287529483068326037474016494656936658709977288398
2242230223642426249025552622269027582828289929883132342238374326519560156805730979510
0000002622269027582828289929883132342238374326519560156805730900
0000002645271227822852292430283196358539264636544463366952751800
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Grade: PF 64 UC
Points: 4935
Owner: golden
 
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