Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dollars (1794-1804)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 54,454
Catalog: KM-32
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 26.9600g
ASW: 0.7731oz
Melt Value: $11.38 (7/28/2015)
Diameter: 39-40mm
Edge: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
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1801 S$1 MS obverse 1801 S$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Mint Records indicate that 54,454 silver dollars were coined during the 1801 calendar year, however, the most likely number of dollars struck with the actual 1801 date, according to David Bowers in his 1993 Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the U.S., is probably around 35,000 pieces. This coinage was accomplished through the use of two obverse and four reverse dies. A total of four varieties were coined, and each is more or less the same rarity. Perhaps 2,000 to 3,000 1801 silver dollars still exist today in all grades, with Mint State examples being major rarities.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/5/2014

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1801 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1075 1375 2025 3350 6150 9250 11000 14000 21000 29000 41500 86000 145000 330000 - - - - -
$ 6900 10000 12000 15500 23000 32000 46000 94000 160000 425000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 300
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 64


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8/16/2015 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5324


Auction Prices Realized

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11/4/2004 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 7575 $4,140.00
2/5/2006 PCGS VF 30   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1696 $2,185.00
5/30/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1517 $702.00
6/6/2010 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2866, 2866/Lot# 1945 $2,587.50
9/19/2010 NGC VF 25   Goldberg $1,898.00
2/22/2013 NGC G 4   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7319 $646.25
9/7/2014 NGC F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218696 $1,200.00
12/7/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 268 $1,900.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1801 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50293310131444194924012923334543824906555359226400754382471073512937152521780534643500621
64595911561612209925753063369045565121567660816781777790761146913708161032341739782500620
000000306336904556512156766081678177779076114691370816103234173978200
000000320440364731533757996240716280129905122031448016954290304492200
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4906
Owner: Durango Collection
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 1949
Owner: Wolverines
 
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