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1880 Gold Dollar Obverse         1880 Gold Dollar Reverse

  
1880 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7581, 7630, 97630

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,600
Proofs: 36

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) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-69.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-68.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. "The Pre-Long Beach Auction", January 25-28, 2004, Lot 3113, illustrated, sold for $6,037.50

Recent appearances:
ANACS Proof-62 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 423, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7480, illustrated, sold for $4,427.50  From the Violet Bancroft Collection

PCGS MS-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7481, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2124, sold for $2.990.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 424, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2125, sold for $1,667.50

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 748, sold for $2,070.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1442, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 93, illustrated, sold for $7,187.50  Purchased from RARCOA, July 24, 1972

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3929, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 94, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  From Stack's sale of Miles Collection, October 1968, Lot 69

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8817, not plated, unsold  From the Clyde Godfrey Colloection

MS-64 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 95, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  Purchased from Abe Kosoff, August 1973

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1443, sold for $2,070.00

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