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Lot 1382

1872-S. PCGS graded AU-55. Mostly untoned. Smooth and still lustrous silvery surfaces with impressive eye appeal for the assigned About Uncirculated grade. No serious marks are present even under low magnification, while the strike is bolder than most seen. From a modest mintage of just 9,000 pieces, the major portion of survivors seem to be just VF to Extremely Fine. These are usually well-marked as well. Of the four San Francisco Mint dates in the Seated Liberty Dollar series, just the 1859-S and the present date, 1872-S, are considered affordable by most serious collectors. Among the other two San Francisco Mint issues, the 1870-S is a major U.S. rarity in any grade, with perhaps just a dozen or so pieces known (including a few with severe problems). Regarding the 1873-S issue, some 700 pieces are listed in Mint records for the year, though not a solitary specimen has ever come to the fore. Take a good look at this one if you mean to complete a Liberty Seated silver dollar collection. Pop 13; 13 finer (PCGS # 6970) .
Estimated Value $6,000 - 6,400.


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