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1879 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7580, 7629, 87629, 97629

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,000
Proofs: 30

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:
MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1193, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1441 @$862.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

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.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.

Varieties:

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

 
 

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