1872 $1 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dollars 1836-1873

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS #:
7020
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
950
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 700 R-5.6 8 / 8 38 / 38
60 or Better 660 R-5.6 8 / 8 38 / 38
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 5 / 8 TIE 34 / 38 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 660
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-5.6
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 8
60 or Better 8 / 8
65 or Better 5 / 8 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 38 / 38
60 or Better 38 / 38
65 or Better 34 / 38 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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
6 PR65 PCGS grade PCGS #7020 (PR)     65
6 PR65 PCGS grade
6 PR65 PCGS grade
6 PR65 PCGS grade
6 PR65 PCGS grade
PR66 PCGS grade #1 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
PCGS #7020 (PR)     65 #6 PR65 PCGS grade
#6 PR65 PCGS grade
#6 PR65 PCGS grade
#6 PR65 PCGS grade
#6 PR65 PCGS grade
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.