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: $12.94 (5/27/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 158
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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9/4/2001 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21092, 21092/Lot# 2245 $1,400.00
4/21/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1873, 1873/Lot# 1563 $770.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1416 $6,900.00
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
12/22/2013 NGC F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 158770 $330.00
1/8/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 9340 $763.75
1/7/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10616 $517.00
3/13/2015 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3525, 6094/Lot# 22239 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865949111016091707217925552781363939524172455262098644119701254213134137461476718298
756804893100312761642186423042630306737434025429951047021975312161127391333814086159440
00000018642304263030673743402542995104702197531216112739133381408600
000000202224302706335338484099442556577832108611235112937135421442700
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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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