1873 $1 Seated (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dollars 1836-1873

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
7021
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
600
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 525 R-5.9 1 / 8 TIE 30 / 38 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 1 / 8 29 / 38 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 1 / 8 TIE 28 / 38 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 525
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.9
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 8
65 or Better 1 / 8 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 38 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 38 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 38 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #7021 (PR) 66

“Perfection 11” Collection

1 PR66 PCGS grade

Blue Moon Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2069, $25,850

1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4936, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 3/2014:4041, $10,575

6 PR65 PCGS grade
6 PR65 PCGS grade
6 PR65 PCGS grade
6 PR65 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #7021 (PR) 66 
#1 PR66 PCGS grade

“Perfection 11” Collection

#1 PR66 PCGS grade

Blue Moon Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2069, $25,850

#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4936, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 3/2014:4041, $10,575

#6 PR65 PCGS grade
#6 PR65 PCGS grade
#6 PR65 PCGS grade
#6 PR65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1873, the Mint struck the last of the Seated Liberty Silver Dollars. Because 1873 was also the first year of the Trade Dollar, collectors had three options for proof coins with a face value of one dollar: Seated Liberty Dollar, Trade Dollar, and/or Gold Dollar. Normally, the last year of issue of a coin generates interest among collectors, which translates into higher sales, but the population of 1873 Seated Liberty Dollars is no greater than that of any of the previous four years. Similarly, the first year of issue for the Trade Dollar should have generated excitement, but it did not. However, the combined sales of both the Seated Liberty and Trade Dollar Proofs was substantially higher than that of the preceding and subsequent years.

The Proof 1873 Seated Liberty Dollar is a relatively common coin in spite of its reported mintage of 600 pieces. Cameo examples represent approximately a third of the known population and Deep Cameo examples less than a tenth. Gem examples are very scarce and PR66 examples are very rare. At PCGS, the finest example is a single PR67DCAM.