Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 173,000
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.78 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1841 S$1 MS obverse 1841 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like all early Seated dollars, the 1841 is very scarce in Mint State. However, the patient collector will eventually encountered examples in the MS61 to MS63 grades. It is understandable why there are so few high grade 1841 dollars. There were few if any devoted numismatists at the time. No collector organizations existed until shortly prior to the Civil War. Occasional silver dollars may have been set aside for bank reserves, or as a store of wealth. Even then, the pieces were indifferently stored, since there was no collector value or interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1841 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 255 325 375 480 735 735 1175 1475 1600 2150 2750 3500 4750 7900 17500 90000 - - - - -
$ 800 1275 1575 1750 2350 3000 3850 5250 8750 21000 97000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 240
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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2/20/2005 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1665 $2,185.00
10/3/2010 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2935, 2935/Lot# 2324 $575.00
10/13/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8891 $632.50
5/30/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3951 $1,560.55
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 2125 $3,737.50
6/30/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 287 $600.00
6/29/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204105 $650.00
7/25/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22330 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3395423502597754928108113711537175518862087240128344805842890071175424401382241
133404449533649812979117714261609179819532191254534916012862199221596929008382240
00000097911771426160917981953219125453491601286219922159692900800
0000001030127414811682184220202296268941487220881410838201853361600
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 928
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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