Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,000
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.52 (8/2/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 S$1 MS obverse 1844 S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Seated Dollar production sank to a mere 20,000 coins in 1844, likely the result of limited bullion deposits. All known representatives of this issue display the following diagnostics: quad stripes in the obverse shield from die doubling, the top of an errant 8 in the drapery folds above the first 4 in the date, and numerous striations in the reverse field between the eagle's wings and body. As the original mintage might suggest, the 1844 is a scarce date in circulated grades that becomes unquestionably rare in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1844 S$1 MS
Base $ 275 325 375 480 900 1575 2150 2550 4500 6100 7450 15750 37500 95000 - - - - -
$ 1000 1700 2350 3000 5150 7000 8400 17500 50000 105000 - - -

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Total Graded: 160
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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9/2/1998 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1082, 1082/Lot# 1774 $708.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1670 $8,912.50
8/15/2011 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3033 $299.00
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3597 $1,762.50
8/8/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4202 $2,350.00
11/17/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 131968 $1,111.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4897 $1,762.50
2/27/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3613 $1,292.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4172
Owner: Malibu Collector
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2781
Owner: G & R coins
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