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Obverse of 1887 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1887 Gold Dollar

  
1887 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7588, 7637, 87637, 97637

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,500
Proofs: 1,403

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

Recent appearances: 
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7488, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00  From the Violet Bancroft Collection

PCGS Proof-66 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 751, plated, unsold

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 633, illustrated, sold for $7,130.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1453, sold for $2,070.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 102, plated, sold for $1,150.00  Ex Abner Kreisberg's sale of November 25, 1963, lot 1631

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7149, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 110, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50  Purchased from Mal Varner, April 21, 1972

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1194, not illustrated, sold for $805.00  Acquired from the sales department of our predecessor firm, Bowers and Ruddy Galleries

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7148, not illustrated, sold for $506.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1454, sold for $161.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 18 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

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

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

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