1872 $1 PR58 Certification #10719731, PCGS #7020

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1872, the Philadelphia Mint produced 950 Proof Silver Dollars, a number similar to those of the previous several years. Fortunately for collectors, numerous examples survive in great, collectible grades such as PR63 and PR64, plus a small number of high-grade examples exist to satisfy quality-conscious buyers.  On the very highest end, this is one of the few dates in the series with a representative at the PR67 level. 

Cameo and Deep Cameo examples exist of this date, but they are much scarcer than the non-Cameo versions.  Deep Cameo contrast appears on fewer than five percent of all 1872 Proof Silver Dollars.

Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
950
Weight
26.73 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
222
Pop Lower
10
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 700 R-5.6 8 / 8 38 / 38
All Grades 660 R-5.6 8 / 8 38 / 38
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 5 / 8 TIE 34 / 38 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade PR66 PCGS grade

John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Stack's 3/1976:306 (part of a large lot) - Stack's “Auction '81” 7/1981:1674 (part of a large lot) - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2059

1 PR66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:1071, $18,400

1 PR66 estimated grade
1 PR66 estimated grade
5 PR65+ PCGS grade PR65+ PCGS grade