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: $11.32 (8/30/2015)
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

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1872 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2400 3250 4100 5350 8450 12750 15300 18000 20500 35500 50000 110000 160000 - - - - - -
$ 9700 - 16750 19250 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base263126993126348639354900509357925965628670777756838397561217814485151431582216524172491845522601
265428413246363642574964532658506072655073037965884110563129471470415369160561676617651198370
00000053265850607265507303796588411056312947147041536916056167661765100
00000055595907617968137530817492981137113716149241559616290170071805300
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5965
Owner: G & R coins
 
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