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Obverse of 1886 Gold Dollar       Reverse of 1886 Gold Dollar

  
1886 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7587, 7636, 87636

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,000
Proofs: 1,106

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 Galleries

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof 66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3931, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 166, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

ANACS PR-62 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2075, sold for $1,955.00

MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 108, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of April 1970, Lot 641

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 36, sold for $1,840.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1226, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 750, unsold  Ex- Harry W. Bass, Jr. Specimen

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1451, sold for $632.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1452, sold for $373.75

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 109, not illustrated, sold for $322.00  Purchased from RARCOA, August 1973

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 37, sold for $488.75  From the Bowers & Merena sale of the Sussex Collection, June 1990, Lot 27

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7147, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

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

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

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