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: $11.38 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 S$1 MS obverse 1844 S$1 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 159
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/31/2001 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 6310 $304.75
6/21/2011 NGC VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3088, 3088/Lot# 1100 $202.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1416 $6,900.00
3/21/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3717 $1,880.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2404 $4,112.50
9/1/2013 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 133111 $1,430.00
6/4/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 8605 $352.50
3/31/2015 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33241 $540.50

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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