Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,779
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $86.65 (11/28/2020)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 G$1 PF obverse 1889 G$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck 1,779 proof gold dollars in 1889 which was a record high for the series. It is likely that some went unsold and were melted, however. Although most tend to have a cameo contrast, NGC has not seen a single example in ultra cameo.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/31/2016

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1889 G$1 PF
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1889 G$1 PF CA
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1889 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1113111----9
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Total-----------1113111----9
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1889 G$1 PF CA
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Base--------------5113141--25
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Total--------------5123141--26
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 G$1 PF CA
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Base2499256426312699276728382909298330573133321032883509374139844876587963627276774784179130
2521258626542722279128622934300830823159323633623586382242815210604066677433797086559587
0000002934300830823159323633623586382242815210604066677433797000
0000002958303231083184326234353664390345795545620169717590819400
1889 G$1 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36273713380038893980407141654260435744554556465749435241555358776216663916784176551888220171
365637423830391940104102419742924390448945904752504253455661599063571002117074180641931221180
0000004197429243904489459047525042534556615990635710021170741806400
0000004228432544224522462348485142544957696103649813402173651847300
1889 G$1 PF
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Base2222228223432405246925332600266727352805287529483068326037474024521260077014747381268820
2242230223642426249025552622269027582828289929883132342238394420547763437167769183579261
0000002622269027582828289929883132342238394420547763437167769100
0000002645271227822852292430283196358539324816574266787320790800
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 6362
Owner: golden
 
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