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: $12.17 (7/4/2015)
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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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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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3/6/2000 NGC F 15   Teletrade Auction 1280, 1280/Lot# 1769 $174.40
1/28/2004 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 6270 $747.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1105 $1,322.50
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2908 $891.25
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
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4601 $1,901.15
1/8/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 9334 $470.00
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 103889 $357.50
7/11/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20372 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base709735865949111014331505186521062197255528853238373046696473117541231812902135071451418002
718778893100312181457162519452136231626653003340240435270823311942125131310413843156770
00000016251945213623162665300334024043527082331194212513131041384300
00000017452026216724362775312035664356587299941213012707133051417800
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 1505
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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