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1873 ONE DOLLAR - SILVER

PCGS Nos: 6971, 7023

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  0
Proofs:  estimated 300

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
Gem Proof (illustrated above).

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof 64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3564, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8153, illustrated, sold for $3,565.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6326, plated, unsold

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 277, illustrated, "Closed 3", sold for $3,335.00

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1482, sold for $1,150.00

Proof-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 879, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

Proof-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1483, sold for $690.00

Brilliant Proof, nearly of Choice quality.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1186, "Closed 3", not plated, sold for $1,840.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1277, "Closed 3", plated, sold for $948.75

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1278, not plated, sold for $718.75

PCGS MS-65.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1642, sold for $15,812.50

MS-64 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 278, "Closed 3", illustrated, sold for $2,012.50

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1484, sold for $632.50

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1279, not plated, sold for $241.50

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-67.

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

 

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