Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $16.16 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 S$1 PF obverse 1861 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

On paper, the 1861 might seem like one of the most common proof Seated Dollars of the Civil War era. After all, the original mintage of 1,000 coins is the second highest in the No Motto series after the 1860. What a quick glance at the Guide Book will not reveal, however, is that the Mint melted 1,061 proof sets on January 13, 1862. Some proof singles may also have been included in this group, and we are fairly certain that a large percentage of the original proof 1861 Dollar delivery met its end that day. The number of surviving examples in today's hobby suggests that approximately 350 proof 1861 Seated Dollars escaped the melting pot, with the certified population dwindling rapidly above the PR64 level.

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


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Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1861 S$1 PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2375 2675 3400 5100 7050 16500 33500 65000 - - -
$ - - - - - 2575 2800 3700 5875 8250 18000 38000 71000 -
1861 S$1 PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3950 5750 7950 24000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4250 6250 8500 26000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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11/10/1997 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0996, 996/Lot# 1793 $3,959.00
9/6/2004 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 934 $5,002.50
7/27/2005 PCGS PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 6644 $2,760.00
11/3/2005 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2247 $16,100.00
10/24/2006 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 2297 $5,462.50
8/21/2008 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 276, 282/Lot# 6147 $7,763.65
7/27/2013 NGC PF 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2414 $3,084.38
3/30/2014 NGC PF 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 182973 $4,070.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333338611190156817761928240128603685556365459234105154286877184
3333333289970131616371826208525543135431158907441966121299543060
000000328997013161637182620852554313543115890744196612129900
00000035751080144217061877224327073410493762178337100883208300
1861 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339161260165418712029251929943847578367949554108674448080063
33333333071030139117261923219226773278449261207714999122071563410
0000003307103013911726192321922677327844926120771499912207100
00000036111145152217981976235528353562513764578634104293327500
1861 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339691327173719612124263131224000599070279854111974599082759
333333332510881463181120152293279434144663633579691030122794582460
00000033251088146318112015229327943414466363357969103012279400
00000036471207160018862069246229583707532666818911107493439200
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 6545
Owner: mr cool
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 6217
Owner: Simpson
 
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