1873 $1 Seated PR66 Certification #19912058, PCGS #7021

Owner's Comments

CAC Highest CAC. Also have a PR65CAM which scores the same. Both are wonderful so it was tough which to include in the set.

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
600
Weight
26.73 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
194
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 525 R-5.9 1 / 8 TIE 30 / 38 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 1 / 8 29 / 38 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 1 / 8 TIE 28 / 38 TIE

Condition Census

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

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1 PR66 PCGS grade PR66 PCGS grade

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1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade