Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 3,150
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $19.31 (1/18/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 CC $1 MS obverse 1872 CC $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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Last Updated: 1/16/2020

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1872 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2500 3000 3500 5000 6500 11000 11500 12000 19000 20000 26500 36500 77500 135000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 145000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 91
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/12/2021 1872 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1348161278847251221-----91
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Total1348161278847251231-----92
 1%3%4%9%17%13%8%9%9%4%8%2%5%1%2%3%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base263126993126348639354900509357925965628670777756838397561217814485151431582216524172491845522601
2654284132463636425749645326585060726550730379658841105631294714704153691605616766176511983723731
00000053265850607265507303796588411056312947147041536916056167661765100
00000055595907617968137530817492981137113716149241559616290170071805300
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5965
Owner: Tony Sartore
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 2896
Owner: Chris Wymer
 
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