Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $20.15 (4/17/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 $1 PF obverse 1873 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date is quite popular with both date and type collectors, as it represents the final emission of Seated Liberty Dollars and also makes a nice transitional companion to the new Trade Dollar introduced in 1873. There are also collectors who seek to replicate the set assembled by "Mr. 1873," Harry X Boosel, who studied all the major varieties of this date across the many denominations from cent through double eagle. His articles ran serially in a monthly periodical and were later published as a stand-alone monograph.

The population data reveal that this issue is slightly more scarce than other issues of the "With Motto" subtype from 1866-73. Indeed, Osburn and Cushing pegged the estimated population at just 360 pieces across all grades. As always, Ultra Cameo specimens are quite rare, especially at the gem level.

Like the proof silver dollars of 1872, the 1873 emission was produced from just a single pair of dies. The reverse was a holdover from the previous year.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 6/25/2019

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1873 $1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - 1450 1650 2250 2500 3200 4250 7100 15000 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4750 7700 - - - -
1873 $1 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 3250 3850 4900 7000 16500 33000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 5650 9000 20000 38000 - -
1873 $1 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6000 9750 23000 40000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 6400 12500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 178
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1873 $1 PF
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Base--------1-1212283140145----134
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Total--------1-1212283240166----138
 --------1%-1%1%9%20%23%29%12%4%---- 
1873 $1 PF CA
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Base------------2581452----36
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Total------------2581463----38
 ------------5%13%21%37%16%8%---- 
1873 $1 PF UC
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Base-------------1-312-1--8
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Total-------------1-312-1--8
 -------------13%-38%13%25%-13%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 $1 PF CA
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Base33333333874120615891799198524512710376151256488844595544033772500
33333332939841333165918612140253730604215557971408814198155105876125
000000329398413331659186121402537306042155579714088141981500
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1873 $1 PF UC
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Base33333333925127116681886207925612828391253146713871998544174275006
333333331010401403174019502239265031894379578073819097204835283078756
0000003310104014031740195022392650318943795780738190972048300
0000003617115515351813201424002739355048466246805094753111200
1873 $1 PF
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Base33333333820113815051707188623352585360149236248815392343883869826
33333332759261260157217662035241829234041536468838513191024916773317
000000327592612601572176620352418292340415364688385131910200
0000003547103213821639182621852501326244825806751888732897000
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Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 6488
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 4923
Owner: mr cool
 
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