Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 2,300
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $20.03 (6/19/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 CC $1 MS obverse 1873 CC $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1873 Carson City standard silver dollar is a rare coin, with an estimated 100 survivors in all grades. Though its mintage exceeded that of the rare 1871-CC dollar, it's likely that many remained at the mint when this coin type became obsolete April 1, 1873. These dollars would have been melted, with the net mintage unknown today.

Mint State examples are extremely rare, with gems all but unknown. Most of the circulated coins fall into the VF-XF range, while the total of Details graded pieces actually exceeds the number of Numeric grades. Aside from the weak LIBERTY characteristic of CC-Mint Seated Liberty Dollars, most examples are reasonably well struck. Mint State and lightly worn coins reveal semi-prooflike fields, as the dies were run long enough to lose their original surfaces.

As one would expect, just a single pair of dies was employed for this brief production, the reverse having been used also for 1870-CC dollars.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1873 CC $1 MS
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Base $ 10500 12500 15000 22500 30000 40000 47000 57500 70000 110000 115000 170000 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1873 CC $1 MS
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Base--119242223-3--11-----31
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Total--119242223-3--11-----31
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4591469453676248743183838644100741022610775112701251313112141341525215935166411737018122188972018724609
4625491856616642774884709121101251040910940116841271313453145071548016170168841762118380193272166125839
00000091211012510409109401168412713134531450715480161701688417621183801932700
00000095971017510592111051209912912137931487915707164061712717871186391975700
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