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: $12.44 (12/29/2014)
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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 325 375 450 650 650 1075 1250 1450 1950 2350 2600 4150 7850 21000 - - - - - -
$ 715 1150 1375 1600 2150 2600 2850 4750 8500 51400 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 474
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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1/12/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10612
1/12/2015 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10614


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
4/10/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3045, 3045/Lot# 1710 $460.00
2/10/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 738, 747/Lot# 1206 $1,200.00
2/24/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 50519 $855.80
3/21/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7899 $573.40
2/3/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 4007 $1,410.00
2/27/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3616 $2,232.50
7/4/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21355 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3395423502597705916109512701375152016092087264333034992731790071175424273380231
133404449533633775975115313051423154917682272286338665767788099221592728856380230
00000097511531305142315491768227228633866576778809922159272885600
0000001035121113401471157919272457308344296542844310838201003343900
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 865
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 597
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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