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: $15.05 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1848 S$1 PF obverse 1848 S$1 PF reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The low business strike mintage of only 15,000 pieces--less whatever quantity may have been melted in the Orient or elsewhere in the intervening 160 years--makes proof examples of this issue doubly attractive. Q. David Bowers' Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia, (1993) estimates that 25 to 35 proof pieces were coined, further guessing that nine to 17 examples survive today. In the 2006 A Buyer's Guide to Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, third edition, Bowers more cogently estimates that only three to five examples exist in PR64 or better. Of course, it was a full 10 years after the production of this issue that the Mint began widely proclaiming its offerings of proof coinage to the general public, rather than only to the privileged few.

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


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1848 S$1 PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 13750 17000 22500 31000 43500 70000 115000 155000 - - -
$ - - - - - 14900 18500 24500 34000 50000 - - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/25/2002 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 4076 $25,300.00
7/27/2005 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 10263 $20,700.00
11/3/2005 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2236 $86,250.00
5/27/2007 NGC PF 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1343 $32,200.00
6/5/2008 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 251, 257/Lot# 8005 $103,500.00
7/30/2008 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1820 $161,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332936373045915049536764007258796011123119701257163674116174134561
333333398032004017474351555711668674929014114051217029605811741223030
0000003980320040174743515557116686749290141140512170296058117400
000000319583465430448965261605569727726100681168712370466399867400
1848 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333073389447835254558266447526824711490123581297365829120090134561
3333333102633464190494053635936693877669328117791256330591839161249130
00000031026334641904940536359366938776693281177912563305918391600
0000003204936204486509754726290723280061040912068127684821010200300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: PF 64
Points: 7960
Owner: mr cool
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer