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: $11.52 (8/1/2015)
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: 3/17/2015

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1872 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 275 325 375 450 615 975 1100 1250 1525 2550 3150 4750 8000 67500 125000 - - - -
$ 675 1075 1200 1350 1750 2800 3400 5200 12075 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 541
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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8/16/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7905
8/16/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7906


Auction Prices Realized

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10/26/1998 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 1099, 1099/Lot# 1693 $207.10
2/23/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7394 $1,265.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1758 $1,150.00
4/27/2011 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 11001 $402.50
2/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1167/Lot# 8590 $517.50
6/23/2013 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 114974 $216.33
7/27/2013 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30708 $381.88
1/19/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10306 $500.00
6/30/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20394 $2,261.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865949106612901363168317991928214325552699305737304565105151257113163137761479918335
75680489398811411314147017221842200022802603281832814008654811200127681336714117159780
00000014701722184220002280260328183281400865481120012768133671411700
00000015761760188520712418265129383506428785321188612966135721445800
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2699
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1707
Owner: jacmitch
 
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