Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 184,618
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 (7/5/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 S$1 MS obverse 1842 S$1 MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Although more easily obtainable in Mint State than the preceding two issues in this series, the 1842 is anything but common above the AU grade level when viewed in the wider context of U.S. numismatics.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1842 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 265 325 375 450 730 1050 1175 1525 1850 2675 3350 5400 13150 86000 - - - - -
$ 785 1150 1300 1700 2050 2950 3650 6250 20700 92000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 581
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1666 $1,380.00
3/21/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 710 $816.50
9/4/2006 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2255, 2255/Lot# 1480 $2,520.00
6/2/2010 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 8158 $805.00
12/18/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131152/Lot# 26600 $431.25
9/6/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 8818 $305.50
5/12/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20384 $1,043.40
7/11/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6274 $282.00
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 176003 $700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base729754865949106614271488175318652143236827272847317239525774115751213312710133081430517756
73779189398811861447157617901958221824882767295534324559770811761123251290913640154550
00000015761790195822182488276729553432455977081176112325129091364000
00000016651828205022932607280730643692516796411194712518131091397300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3952
Owner: K M Lust
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2368
Owner: G & R coins
 
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