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: $13.17 (9/23/2017)
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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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 612
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1758 $1,150.00
7/16/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 159, 164/Lot# 1383 $3,680.00
6/19/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3086, 3086/Lot# 1724 $241.50
4/1/2012 NGC F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/01/2012, 16/Lot# 40771 $341.00
8/5/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7999 $470.00
11/9/2014 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131446/Lot# 25380 $264.38
11/10/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26156 $998.75
4/30/2017 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131719/Lot# 23221 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S$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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