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Obverse of 1875 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1875 Gold Dollar

  
1875 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7576, 7625, 87625, 97625

Mintage:

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.

Notes:
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