Find out the value of a 1972 silver dollar coin by searching for information about its price on different websites, such as Coins About.com, eBay, Coin Help and Silver Dollar Co. or by consulting with a coin collector. Silver Dollar Co. has prices for Eisenhower (Ike) silver dollars. Eisenhower dollars are silver dollars that were minted between 1971 and 1978. These prices are based on information from "The Official Red Book," the definitive price guide for American coins.
Coins About.com features an article that explains information about mint marks and conditions, how to identify the value of a coin more accurately, and about rare silver dollar coins that are worth more than others. For example, an uncirculated 1972 type 2 silver dollar is worth around $50 to $90, while an uncirculated 1972 type 1 dollar is worth about $10 to $17. The article includes a table that has average prices for selling and buying silver dollars in different conditions. The pricing is based on retail prices and wholesale values.
There are many listings of 1972 silver dollars on eBay, and it may be helpful to compare some to understand how much a silver dollar is really worth. Coin Help has a list of silver dollar prices and their mintage.