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: $11.36 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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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
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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Total Graded: 583
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/26/2004 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1875, 1875/Lot# 1443 $374.00
3/21/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 710 $816.50
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3667 $4,370.00
8/21/2011 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/21/2011, 132/Lot# 15233 $1,155.00
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 11557 $603.75
2/5/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131207/Lot# 20357 $402.50
8/30/2013 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4568 $352.50
3/30/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131414/Lot# 26150 $998.75
3/22/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131513/Lot# 29158 $1,116.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 S$1 MS
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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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