Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 165,100
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $16.01 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 S$1 MS obverse 1843 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1843 is a large mintage Seated dollar with a production of 165,100 pieces. It is curious that this date is so common in circulated grades and so rare in the better grades of Uncirculated. When Bowers wrote his dollar book in 1993, he quoted a much earlier article by Bruce Amspacher who stated (in 1982): 'But with a mintage of over 165,000 one (MS65) has to exist somewhere, doesn't it?' Well, not necessarily. None have been certified by either of the major services to date (6/08).

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Price Guide

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1843 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 325 375 450 650 650 1075 1250 1450 1950 2350 2600 4150 7850 18000 87000 - - - - -
$ 715 1150 1375 1600 2150 2600 2850 4750 8500 21500 93000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 455
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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8/9/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7946


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4/7/1999 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1151, 1151/Lot# 1717 $261.60
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1669 $575.00
4/24/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 241, 247/Lot# 5796 $2,127.50
4/28/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 1027 $5,750.00
3/18/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12402 $348.45
5/29/2011 NGC F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131123/Lot# 28163 $345.00
12/23/2012 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 86360 $302.50
2/27/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7817 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3395423502597705916109512701375152016092087264333034992731790071175424273380231
133404449533633775975115313051423154917682272286338665767788099221592728856380230
00000097511531305142315491768227228633866576778809922159272885600
0000001035121113401471157919272457308344296542844310838201003343900
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 865
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 597
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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