Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 46,110
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.15 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 S$1 MS obverse 1853 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 46,110 Silver Dollars in 1853, a sizeable total, especially when one considers that old tenor silver coins of all denominations had ceased to circulate after the discovery of gold in California. While most Seated Dollars produced in the 1850s were exported, Bowers suggests that a decent number of coins dated 1853 remained within the United States. Indeed, representatives of the 1853 delivery are among the most plentiful Seated Dollars from this decade in today's market. We caution bidders, however, that most 1853 Dollars extant are circulated to one degree or another. Bowers does note that a small hoard of Mint State examples may have come to light in the 1970s or early 1980s, all of which are either brilliant or golden toned with thickly frosted luster.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/11/2014

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1853 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 315 395 490 675 1300 1300 1575 1675 2000 2500 3750 4050 5100 7250 15000 80000 125000 - - - -
$ 1450 1750 1850 2200 2800 4000 4450 5600 8000 16500 86000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 144
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/10/2000 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1294, 1294/Lot# 1976 $790.25
8/6/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 399, 405/Lot# 7059 $1,152.30
11/4/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/04/2012, 47/Lot# 82867 $253.00
9/25/2013 NGC   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 956 $172.50
5/4/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131419/Lot# 26758 $247.93
6/15/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131425/Lot# 28648 $211.50
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4127 $575.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342347756377410281189133316731865211722682614342739194853713890071175424363376351
14344150563385810811237144617371949216723832885359142305614776199221595728787376350
000000123714461737194921672383288535914230561477619922159572878700
0000001285155918012033221724983156375545416376838410838201603321100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 9007
Owner: Tradedollarnut
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2117
Owner: G & R coins
 
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