Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,105,500
Catalog: KM-100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.21 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 S$1 MS obverse 1872 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Even though a bag of 1,000 pieces was released by the Treasury Department in 1962, this has not significantly increased the availability of high-grade business strikes of this date. The mint state pieces that are known are like the typical 1860-O dollars: nicked-up and low grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1872 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 275 325 375 450 615 615 975 1100 1250 1525 2150 2400 3100 4750 7500 65000 95000 - - - -
$ 675 1075 1200 1350 1750 2350 2750 3400 5200 12075 70000 105000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 469
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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4/27/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 4572


Auction Prices Realized

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1/15/2002 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22014, 22014/Lot# 17270 $5,405.00
8/24/2003 PCGS PR 1   Teletrade Auction 1769, 1769/Lot# 1314 $71.50
12/3/2009 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 8122 $322.00
9/4/2011 PCGS   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1495 $288.00
10/6/2011 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 625, 632/Lot# 6324 $563.50
5/30/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 9489 $402.50
5/19/2013 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 77189 $302.50
7/27/2013 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30708 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33954235025977059001066120512901409148317072179255538526400892911754218583419454031
133404449533633770955111212331329143315571864230429874701724398701512225970408060
00000095511121233132914331557186423042987470172439870151222597000
0000001010115812611369145816322021242934195550808610812184903008200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6400
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1707
Owner: jacmitch
 
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