Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.18 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 G$1 MS obverse 1872 G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

From an original production of only 3,500 business strikes, today the average certified survivor of the 1872 gold dollar issue only grades AU58 or thereabouts. Few high-grade examples exist, and among Mint State coins, most cluster in the range of MS62 through MS64. A tiny handful of wonderfully high-grade examples do exist, however, that were obviously held back from circulation at the time of their production and carefully preserved thereafter. Most of those coins show either full prooflike surfaces or semiprooflikeness.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/5/2019

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1872 G$1 MS
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Base $ 170 215 325 370 455 520 559 624 850 1250 1530 1850 2120 3250 5940 10000 16000 42500 52500 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 10000 18350 -
1872 G$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2000 2300 - - - - - - - -
1872 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 73
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 69

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1872 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----11-11314588683---1-60
------------------1---1
-------------1--------1
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Total----11-11314589683-1-1-62
 ----2 %2 %-2 %2 %5 %23 %8 %13 %15 %10 %13 %5 %-2 %-2 %- 
1872 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------4411--11--12
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Total------------4411--11--12
 ------------33 %33 %8 %8 %--8 %8 %-- 
1872 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/12/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0919, 919/Lot# 1766 $422.00
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 10332 $1,495.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3236 $7,475.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 12694 $1,175.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5802 $12,925.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 187555 $1,595.00
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4273 $14,100.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base169617451795184618981951200620612118217522342294246426432831327043005367648893611008910550
17121762181218631916196920242080213721952254235125242706297736134656574174469604102430
0000002024208021372195225423512524270629773613465657417446960400
0000002043209921562214227424072583276831243957501161148403984600
1872 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base532551653865941107311131166121813011558192821472368253731264123515862489046975610550
538585724890985108611311183124613871681200122212424273334584468552171819283100210
0000001131118312461387168120012221242427333458446855217181928300
0000001148120112731472180520742294248129303791481358858113951900
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Grade: MS 61 PL
Points: 2464
Owner: LJK1967
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2368
Owner: L
 
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