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: $13.94 (2/22/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 10/20/2016

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1872 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 345 360 430 590 900 1050 1325 1650 2100 2550 3300 4850 8000 67500 125000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3500 5200 15000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 594
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/28/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 414, 420/Lot# 649 $5,060.00
1/3/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 863 $1,092.50
10/13/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8925 $218.50
4/1/2012 NGC Details F Details  Teletrade Auction 3251, 3251/Lot# 1658 $200.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 725 $230.00
6/16/2013 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131326/Lot# 24742 $205.63
11/24/2013 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 141617 $171.60
7/4/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21371 $440.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865949106612901363168317991928214325552699305737304565105151257113163137761479918335
75680489398811411314147017221842200022802603281832814008654811200127681336714117159780
00000014701722184220002280260328183281400865481120012768133671411700
00000015761760188520712418265129383506428785321188612966135721445800
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2699
Owner: JTO1
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2699
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
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