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Obverse of 1871 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1871 Gold Dollar

  
1871 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7571,7621

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,900
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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 631, illustrated, sold for $2,587.50

NGC MS-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 654 @$1,092.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 77, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00  From Paramount's sale of February 1973, Lot 970

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 78, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of November 1968, Lot 1411

MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 33 sold for $632.50

Strong Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1430 @$316.25

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-68's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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