Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 3,150
Catalog: KM-100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.24 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 CC S$1 MS obverse 1872 CC S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Rusty Goe writes piquantly concerning the 1872-CC silver dollar: 'This was the year that the delivery of new coin dies to the Carson City Mint was delayed when snowfall blocked the mountain passes. Superintendent H.F. Rice might have stressed over some of the other denominations, but silver dollars had not been produced at his mint for five months anyway, and apparently there was little pressure to manufacture more of them. When silver dollar production finally resumed in late February or early March of 1872, a mere 2,150 pieces were minted. This would suffice until the final 1,000 silver dollars for the year were struck in July, bringing the annual total to 3,150, the highest mintage for the three year run from 1871 to 1873.' (Rusty Goe, The Mint on Carson Street.)

Later on, concerning the eventual disposition of the issue, Goe says, 'It is not known whether the 3,150 1872-CC silver dollars were released into circulation, claimed by bullion traders, banks, or merchants, held in the mint's vaults, exported to China, buried in the ground, hoarded or melted--or a combination of any and all of the above. Regardless what happened to them long ago, it appears that no more than 10% of the original mintage survived to the early years of the 21st century.'

Goe closes by saying that of the four CC-mint Seated dollars, the 1873-CC is the rarest, followed closely by the 1871-CC, then the 1872-CC edges out the 1870-CC for third place.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1872 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2400 3250 4100 5350 8850 8850 13250 14250 16250 22000 28000 34500 52500 100000 170000 - - - - - -
$ 9700 15000 16000 17500 25000 30000 38000 60000 108000 190000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 74
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1204/Lot# 5627


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2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1759 $37,950.00
5/12/2008 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2528, 2528/Lot# 1721 $4,032.00
9/7/2011 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4110 $4,312.50
9/12/2011 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 618, 625/Lot# 416 $8,912.50
2/28/2012 PCGS VG 8   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 8086 $2,760.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 2149 $3,220.00
9/25/2013 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 4086 $4,112.50
10/27/2013 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 133061 $2,854.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820123915582029261429603738433349365280573560076400719878081022611754200012778239273564641
959134517152224272932193936453450505431582561386666740186141073514503225943161245003564640
000000393645345050543158256138666674018614107351450322594316124500300
000000413447355165558359166269693276049420112441725225188354425073300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10226
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 4936
Owner: G & R coins
 
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