Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $16.62 (7/13/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 S$1 PF obverse 1842 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1842 proofs are more frequently seen than the previous year?s proof dollars, and are only marginally more available than the 1840 date. Numismatists vary somewhat, however, in their estimates of surviving 1842 proof dollars. David Akers, for example, suggests a population of 10 to 12 coins in the Pittman catalog, David Bowers, in his 2006 A Buyer?s Guide to Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, estimates seven to 14 specimens, and Weimar White, in his 1985 Liberty Seated Dollar reference, suggests fewer than 10 extant pieces.

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Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1842 S$1 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65


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8/19/1995 NGC PF 60   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 6550 $5,720.00
4/25/2002 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 4072 $32,200.00
1/3/2007 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 1059 $46,000.00
4/16/2008 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2382 $86,250.00
4/16/2008 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2139 $46,000.00
8/8/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5708 $57,281.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 S$1 PF
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333333398032004017474351555711662576279457111971202629643813161224340
0000003980320040174743515557116625762794571119712026296438131600
000000319583465430448965261605568518177101881147512298467169884300
1842 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333073389447835254558266447498903411282121371297366068120507134561
3333333102633464190494053635936692880109783115671241530671842141251910
00000031026334641904940536359366928801097831156712415306718421400
0000003204936204486509754726290721385221053211852126944836910236000
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