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1878 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7579, 7628, 97628

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,000
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

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Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1219, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00  Ex Trompeter

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 422, illustrated, not sold  From the sale of the Walter Childs Collection, August 1999, Lot 554


Recent appearances:
NGC MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8816, not plated, unsold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1647, not plated, sold for $460.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66's.

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

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

Varieties:

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