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Obverse of 1883 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1883 Gold Dollar

  
1883 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7584, 7633, 87633

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,800
Proofs: 207

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 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1222, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7482, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  From the Violet Bancroft Collection

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1223, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

NGC MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 658 @$1,437.00, where it was described (in part) as follows: "Here we have a coin that is graced with full blazing luster and toned with familiar greenish-yellow color attendant to gold coins of this period. Once again, ERT of LIBERTY is weak, but this time due to die lapping and polishing, as the strike is very sharp on both sides of this coin. Scattered tick marks from an even higher grade, but still one of the 500 or so known from the original mintage."

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 99, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00  Purchased from RARCOA, July 24, 1972

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 100, illustrated, sold for $690.00  From Stack's sale of May 1971, Lot 1207

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 101, illustrated, sold for $690.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, December 21, 1971

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 165, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 659 @$489.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 660 @$719.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1447 @$690.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-68's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

Varieties:

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