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Obverse of 1881 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1881 Gold Dollar

  
1881 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7582, 7631, 87631, 97631

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,620
Proofs: 87

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1220, illustrated, sold for $7,475.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1444 @$2,530.00

PCGS MS-68.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 632, illustrated, sold for $8,912.50

PCGS MS-68.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 96, illustrated, sold for $7,475.00  From Superior's sale of the Gilhousen Collection, February 1973, Lot 81

NGC MS-68 Phenomenal!!  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3930, illustrated, sold for $6,612.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8818, plated, sold for $1,725.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 97, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50  Purchased from RARCOA, July 24, 1972

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1221, illustrated, sold for $776.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 23 MS-68'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-64.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-66's.

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

 
 

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