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SERIES: Liberty Seated Dollars 1836-1873
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1870 $1 (Proof)

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR65
PCGS #:
7018
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
26.73 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$44,063 • PCGS PR66 • 1-8-2014 • Heritage Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 650 R-5.7 5 / 8 TIE 35 / 38 TIE
60 or Better 625 R-5.7 6 / 8 TIE 36 / 38 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 7 / 8 TIE 36 / 38 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
6 PR65 PCGS grade
6 PR65 PCGS grade  
6 PR65 PCGS grade  
6 PR65 PCGS grade  
6 PR65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The U.S. Mint reported striking 1,000 Proof Silver Dollars in 1870, though it is doubtful if they actually sold that amount.  However, the number of Proof 1870 Silver Dollars certified by PCGS is consistent with other contemporary dates and suggests that the total mintage is close to the reported figure.  This is a great date for type purposes because Proof 1870 Silver Dollars generally come nice and have great eye appeal.  A number of high-quality, non-Cameo Proofs are available to collectors as well as some lovely Cameo and Deep Cameo Proofs. Only a few dates in the series can claim PR67 examples as their own, and 1870 is one of them.

Cameo Proofs represent approximately 1/6th of the total population and Deep Cameos appear on fewer than ten percent of all examples.