Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 415,000
Catalog: KM-100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.07 (8/20/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 S$1 MS obverse 1870 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Were one to judge from the mintage alone (416,000 pieces struck), it would appear that the 1870 is a fairly common Seated Dollar. This is not the case, however, and the speculation is that quite a large number of this date were melted in 1918-20 under the Pittman Act. High grade coins are as difficult to locate as the several issues that precede it and, as with other dates, proofs are more available than business strikes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1870 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 265 325 375 470 665 665 975 1100 1375 1675 2150 2600 3100 4800 8500 65000 95000 - - - -
$ 740 1075 1200 1500 1800 2350 2950 3450 5250 10500 70000 105000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 208
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1744 $3,105.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1745 $632.50
7/24/2006 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 97, 102/Lot# 775 $425.50
5/28/2008 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 9004 $632.50
1/10/2010 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2795, 2795/Lot# 1961 $977.50
12/16/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 85165 $1,155.00
1/1/2013 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14471 $521.70
11/3/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131346/Lot# 24448 $734.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33954235025977059001066128014061578168318432268255543616400900711754224083503955347
133404449533633770955113713221463161317361984236331575040726999221530526618418080
00000095511371322146316131736198423633157504072699922153052661800
0000001010120813641520164817892126245937595720813810838188563082800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6400
Owner: mr cool
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1290
Owner: nosajio
 
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