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1872 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7572, 7622, 97622

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,500
Proofs: 30

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
 Gold - 90%
Silver and Copper - 10%

Weight: 25.8 grains (1.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the wreath on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8811, plated, sold for $3,047.50  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1431 @$431.25

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 79, not illustrated, sold for $977.50  From Stack's sale of May 1972, Lot 1572

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service