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Obverse of 1877 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1877 Gold Dollar

  
1877 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7578, 7627

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,900
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, PA) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin (2000 ANA Mid-Winter

Recent appearances:
MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 92, not illustrated, sold for $977.50  Purchased from RARCOA, July 1972

MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5662, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8815, not plated, sold for $529.00

MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5961, not illustrated, sold for $408.25  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1440 @$718.75

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.

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