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1884 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7585, 7634, 87634, 97634

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,230
Proofs: 1,006

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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Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7486, illustrated, sold for $7,590.00  From the Violet Bancroft Collection

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 102, "Doubled Date", illustrated, sold for $2,760.00  From the set of gold dollars purchased from Rowe and Brownlee, February 24, 1967

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 425, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1224, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

PCI MS-63 Cleaned.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 9001, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7483, not illustrated, sold for $632.50  Ex: Harry W. Bass

MS-63 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 103, not illustrated, sold for $483.00  Purchased from RARCOA, August 1973

MS-62 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 104, not illustrated, sold for $437.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, December 21, 1971

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1448 @$517.50

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1449 @$431.25

Notes:

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-68's.

All Proof 1884 Gold Dollars have a doubled date.  The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67'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