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: $12.88 (4/28/2015)
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: 479
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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8/6/2003 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1762, 1762/Lot# 1307 $550.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1668 $1,552.50
11/19/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 196, 202/Lot# 503 $632.50
11/3/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 2254 $603.75
12/2/2010 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8135 $382.95
11/7/2011 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 8192 $747.50
10/28/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 81240 $589.60
8/5/2014 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7945 $475.88

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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