Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,501
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: $56.85 (2/5/2016)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 G$1 MS obverse 1888 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a low mintage of 15,501 coins, this issue is actually one of the most common dates in the entire gold dollar series, and examples are available in almost any desired Mint State grade level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/28/2015

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1888 G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 130 140 175 235 275 285 300 335 400 675 725 900 1100 1575 2150 4250 18500 - -
$ - - - 355 435 725 765 1000 1200 1800 2500 6700 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 713
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1301 $414.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1741 $891.00
8/5/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2403, 2403/Lot# 2461 $476.00
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
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1206/Lot# 5568 $1,674.38
8/5/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8456 $646.25
10/1/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The Oct 2015 Rarities Auction, 6133/Lot# 95 $998.75
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(8), 1231/Lot# 8892 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304333363395437527551575667725806856891112413751578195324013009433458898151
313343373409467535559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485266430
000000559605686752822867968120714421703210226033450485200
0000005676367057798398791046129115101828225128063892537000
1888 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111363615713774858911948119214541665205525193149427156867711
111111214476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474263610
0000004476477338028759231029127915241795220927293523474200
0000005316807538308939351110136615941925236429393897521400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2885
Owner: Zebo
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1127
Owner: moellere
 
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