Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 59,000
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.24 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 O S$1 MS obverse 1846 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint opened its doors as a coinage facility in 1838. The impressive building, which is still standing near the city's French Quarter, was designed by William Strickland. The cornerstone was laid in September 1835, and the first coins, Seated Half Dimes and Dimes, rolled off the presses in 1838. The Mint's initial delivery of business strike Reeded Edge Half Dollar followed in 1839, and the first Seated Quarters emerged from the presses in 1840. Production of Silver Dollars in the Crescent City, however, would have to wait until 1846, when the New Orleans Mint delivered 59,000 coins. Some numismatists believe that the P-mint Silver Dollars of the 1840s may have been widely exported. Regardless of whether or not this is true, it seems likely that the '46-O delivery was intended for domestic circulation throughout the South. New Orleans was the principal port on the Mississippi River at the time, and many examples were also distributed to other parts of the country via that waterway and its tributaries.

The relative availability of 1846-O Seated Dollars in grades below XF suggest, first, that most coins remained within the United States, and, second, that this issue saw widespread circulation. Locating an attractive, problem-free XF or AU representative is challenging, and desirable Mint State specimens are virtually unknown.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1846 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 305 375 440 525 1050 1050 1600 1900 2900 4050 7850 8500 13250 19750 55000 200000 - - - - -
$ 1150 1800 2150 3250 4500 8900 9500 14750 24500 65000 216000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 157
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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4/27/2014 XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 4559


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12/23/2001 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1520, 1520/Lot# 1150 $1,134.00
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 6590 $7,475.00
2/10/2008 NCS XF 40   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 408 $345.00
2/24/2010 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5195 $242.65
2/2/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1167/Lot# 8583 $276.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 121910 $275.73
2/3/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7984 $485.28
3/30/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 139 $2,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34094505866429281181139317902009229524643324414150496685796090071175427493426501
13842249560473710121251152518632104235127503596444355947110830999221700032545426500
000000125115251863210423512750359644435594711083099922170003254500
0000001322165719362199240730373868474661397535865810838222463759700
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