Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 173,000
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.23 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1841 S$1 MS obverse 1841 S$1 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Like all early Seated dollars, the 1841 is very scarce in Mint State. However, the patient collector will eventually encountered examples in the MS61 to MS63 grades. It is understandable why there are so few high grade 1841 dollars. There were few if any devoted numismatists at the time. No collector organizations existed until shortly prior to the Civil War. Occasional silver dollars may have been set aside for bank reserves, or as a store of wealth. Even then, the pieces were indifferently stored, since there was no collector value or interest.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1841 S$1 MS
Base $ 255 325 375 480 735 1175 1475 1600 2150 3500 4750 7900 17500 90000 - - - - -
$ 800 1275 1575 1750 2350 3850 5250 8750 21000 97000 - - -

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Total Graded: 260
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

Upcoming Auctions

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8/4/2015 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21171
8/16/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7900

Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
1/12/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8228 $8,050.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1665 $2,185.00
1/9/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 1829 $1,380.00
2/10/2008 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2487, 2487/Lot# 2079 $380.80
12/1/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 305, 311/Lot# 1077 $3,105.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 2126 $2,587.50
2/23/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 131967 $792.00
11/6/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 8034 $411.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 S$1 MS
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 1505
Owner: Carl Beeson
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