Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,105,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.60 (6/19/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 $1 MS obverse 1872 $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: 4/15/2019

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1872 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 300 375 415 520 600 865 990 1280 1650 1750 2250 3300 4450 8000 67500 125000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3500 5200 15000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 649
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/19/2019 1872 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base410204012673823858485671830152031----649
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-------------1--------1
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Total410204012673823858485671831152031----650
 1 %2 %3 %6 %19 %11 %13 %6 %9 %7 %9 %1 %3 %5 %2 %3 %0 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/13/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0971, 971/Lot# 1762 $1,134.00
9/4/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1495 $288.00
8/8/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4245 $822.50
9/25/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 4085 $3,172.50
2/27/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7872 $499.38
3/9/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 147613 $216.70
5/4/2014 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 802, 811/Lot# 189 $470.00
7/17/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4477 $1,116.25
4/3/2018 NGC Details G Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131815/Lot# 23818 $132.00


NGC Registry

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