Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 165,100
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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1843 S$1 MS obverse 1843 S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1843 is a large mintage Seated dollar with a production of 165,100 pieces. It is curious that this date is so common in circulated grades and so rare in the better grades of Uncirculated. When Bowers wrote his dollar book in 1993, he quoted a much earlier article by Bruce Amspacher who stated (in 1982): 'But with a mintage of over 165,000 one (MS65) has to exist somewhere, doesn't it?' Well, not necessarily. None have been certified by either of the major services to date (6/08).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1843 S$1 MS
Base $ 270 325 375 450 650 1075 1250 1450 1950 2600 4150 7850 21000 - - - - - -
$ 715 1150 1375 1600 2150 2850 4750 8500 51400 - - - -

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Total Graded: 483
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1705 $1,680.00
11/24/2010 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 2966, 2966/Lot# 1572 $97.75
5/5/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 750, 759/Lot# 251 $450.00
6/9/2013 NGC VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 119534 $346.60
1/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 9338 $587.50
6/4/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 4191 $2,232.50
6/30/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20382 $493.50
6/4/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7896 $822.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 S$1 MS
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Grade: VF 35
Points: 1066
Owner: Carl Beeson
Grade: XF 45
Points: 865
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
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