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1888 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7589, 7638

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 15,501
Proofs: 1,079

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:

Recent appearances:
Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 111, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00  From Paramount's sale of February 1971, Lot 986

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. Lariviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 38 Not sold

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1455 at $891.25

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2127 Not Sold

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1456 at $322.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 167, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1227, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

ANACS MS-61, Large reverse scratch.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7150, not illustrated, sold for $258.75
 

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-68's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-66's.

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

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