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1872 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6968, 7020, 87020, 97020

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  1,105,500
Proofs:  950

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2777, sold for $27,600.00

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 367, sold for $6,900.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6748, illustrated, sold for $7,877.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 878, illustrated, sold for $7,762.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6199, illustrated, sold for $6,037.50

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 276, illustrated, sold for $4,255.00

NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6198, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1477, sold for $1,725.00

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1185, plated, sold for $7,475.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1273, not plated, sold for $603.75

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1274, not plated, unsold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6192, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00

MS-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 545, illustrated, sold for $5,175.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1478, sold for $862.50

MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1479, sold for $506.00  From the sale of the River Oaks and C.W. Krugjohann Collections, Part II, November 1976, Lot 189

SEGS MS-61 Cleaned and retoned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3559, not illustrated, sold for $299.00 

ANACS MS-60, lightly cleaned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3560, not illustrated, not sold

MS-60, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5746, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1014, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1480, sold for $431.25

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6320, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1015, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

Net AU-50, sharpness of AU-55, cleaned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 45, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3561, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

EF.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 453, not plated, sold for $207.00

Choice Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 454, not plated, sold for $218.50

Very Fine, perhaps a bit better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1275, not plated, sold for $143.75

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 620, sold for $195.50

Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 455, not plated, sold for $155.25

Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 456, not plated, sold for $143.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-65s.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service