Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,300
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: $62.62 (5/1/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 G$1 MS obverse 1870 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A rarely seen date with a mintage amounting to only 6,300 business strikes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/19/2016

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1870 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 175 235 325 380 525 600 635 685 785 1100 1275 1900 2700 4900 7300 13000 37500 - -
$ - - 650 725 825 1175 1375 2100 3200 5600 8750 24400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1726 $3,795.00
9/18/2006 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach Online Session #417, 417/Lot# 10618 $805.00
2/5/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 125, 130/Lot# 1943 $920.00
2/3/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2484, 2484/Lot# 2446 $616.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4118 $10,062.50
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1182/Lot# 3914 $5,581.25
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 112015 $2,992.00
1/6/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(8), 1231/Lot# 8890 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base492532575620663847903958107511481251131514211658192823683406414149357176982413693
505546590634724865921997109911821272135015001748207427143651440556828058111130
00000092199710991182127213501500174820742714365144055682805800
000000939103611231216129313851579183822213060389646706429894100
1870 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111116401018114112171323139115021749202924863521431951377124960013176
111112147661059116612521345142815841842218128313787459157997949107920
000000766105911661252134514281584184221812831378745915799794900
000000892110011911287136814651666193523333176405348646461877400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1148
Owner: ddr70
 
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