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Obverse of 1875 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1875 Gold Dollar


PCGS Nos: 7576, 7625, 87625, 97625


Circulation strikes: 400
Proofs: 20

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, 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.

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

Significant examples:
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

Recent appearances:
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 reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service