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: $11.32 (8/28/2015)
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.

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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

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Auction Prices Realized

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8/14/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0867, 867/Lot# 1742 $305.20
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1665 $2,185.00
12/5/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 8209 $414.78
1/19/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10130 $1,750.00
2/23/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 131967 $792.00
7/11/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20372 $376.00
8/5/2014 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7939 $475.88
7/26/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21171 $493.50

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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