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1870 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7569, 7620

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,300
Proofs: 35

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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Recent appearances:
Proof-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 75, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00  From Stack's sale of the Alto Collection, December 1970, Lot 39

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1218, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7478, not illustrated, not sold

MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5959, not illustrated, sold for $747.50  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

Sharpness of MS-60 however, cleaned.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3924, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

ANACS Net MS-60 Unc Details, altered surfaces.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8809, not plated, sold for $460.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3925, illustrated, sold for $356.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1428, sold for $891.25

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1645, not plated, sold for $546.25

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-65's.

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