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1868 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7567, 7618, 87618, 97618

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,500
Proofs: 25

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
 Gold - 90%
Silver and Copper - 10%

Weight: 25.8 grains (1.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the wreath on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7485, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  Ex: Pittman; Grand Central Sale (Paramount, 1975) lot 498, for $875; in the Akers sale from 10/97 the coin brought $3,750

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 74, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00  From Stack's sale of the Shapero Collection, October 1971, Lot 708Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1426, sold for $431.25

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8808, not plated, sold for $1,380.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

Brilliant Uncirculated, with claims to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1644, not plated, sold for $546.25

EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 652, sold for $368.00  From Superior Galleries sale, June 2-3, 1986, Lot 1798

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-64's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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