Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 61,005
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.18 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 S$1 MS obverse 1840 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although relatively obtainable in grades at or below the VF level, the 1840 is a challenging coin to locate in XF, AU, and Mint State. While many first-year issues from later series (1909 VDB Lincoln Cents, 1883 No CENTS Liberty Nickel, to name just two examples) were saved by the public at the time of issue, fate was not so kind to the 1840 Seated Dollar. The small number of collectors who were active in the 1840s, as well as the economic pressures of the Hard Times, seem to explain the conditionally challenging status of this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/5/2014

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1840 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 290 360 450 550 950 950 1525 2050 2750 3250 4400 7000 14000 23000 55000 95000 - - - - -
$ 1050 1700 2300 3000 3500 5100 7750 16000 26000 60000 105000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 269
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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1/12/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5300
1/12/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5299


Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/1998 NGC VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1052, 1052/Lot# 1836 $283.40
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1664 $1,955.00
1/5/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 11445 $805.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5628 $10,350.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1082 $1,228.00
2/7/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3592 $1,762.50
11/24/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 619 $1,312.00
3/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 147512 $618.20
5/19/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20338 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34094635396748561051121915011663187920092960429053676400765190071175427256424071
1384274885847349211107131315551735192223263403464957116817810399221692132306424070
000000110713131555173519222326340346495711681781039922169213230600
0000001163140716091807196526433846500860557234855510838220883735600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5367
Owner: mr cool
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 4290
Owner: ddr70
 
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