1875 GOLD DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 7576, 7625, 87625,
Circulation strikes: 400
Designer: James Barton Longacre
Diameter: ±14.3 millimeters
Gold - 90%
Silver and Copper - 10%
Weight: ±25.8 grains (±1.7
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the wreath on the reverse
Images courtesy of David
Akers Numismatics, Inc.
Completely different obverse and
reverse dies were used to strike Proof and circulation strike 1875 Gold
Dollars. Circulation strikes exhibit a small, thornlike projection
from Liberty's throat, where the jaw meets the neckline; Proofs do not
have this defect.
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.
The finest Proof
Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.
finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-66's.
PCGS Proof-66. Ex - Stack's sale of the Garrett Collection, March
1976, Lot 457 - Bowers and Merena's Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection Part III
sale, Lot 58 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 657, sold
for $28,750.00 - offered by Bowers & Merena Galleries for $37,500 in
the June 11, 2001 issue of The Coin Collector
Proof (illustrated above).
Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "The John Jay
Pittman Collection", illustrated
PCGS Proof-65 Cameo. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities
Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 685, illustrated, sold for $25,300.00
Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex-
Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1438,
sold for $10,925.00
PCGS MS-65. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 90,
illustrated, sold for $21,850.00
PCGS MS-65. Ex -
Paramount's session of Auction '85, July 1985, Lot 1397 - Auctions by
Bowers & Merena, Inc.'s sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection,
October 1999, Lot 195 - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities
Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 686, illustrated, sold for $14,9500.00
NGC MS-64. Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite
Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3560, sold for $10,925.00
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional
Coin Grading Service