1873 $1 Seated, CAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dollars 1836-1873

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

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PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS #:
87021
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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
4 PR65+CAM PCGS grade PR65+CAM PCGS grade
5 PR65CAM PCGS grade PCGS #87021 (PR, Cameo)     65
5 PR65CAM PCGS grade  
	PCGS #87021 (PR, Cameo) 65

Bob R. Simpsonm Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3318, $16,100

5 PR65CAM PCGS grade PCGS #87021 (PR, Cameo)     65
5 PR65CAM PCGS grade
5 PR65CAM PCGS grade
10 PR64CAM PCGS grade PCGS #87021 (PR, Cameo)     64
#1 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
PR65+CAM PCGS grade #4 PR65+CAM PCGS grade
PCGS #87021 (PR, Cameo)     65 #5 PR65CAM PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #87021 (PR, Cameo) 65 
#5 PR65CAM PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpsonm Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3318, $16,100

PCGS #87021 (PR, Cameo)     65 #5 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR65CAM PCGS grade
PCGS #87021 (PR, Cameo)     64 #10 PR64CAM 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.