Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 24,500
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.00 (5/28/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1845 S$1 MS obverse 1845 S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Although the Seated dollar enjoyed its greatest rate of domestic circulation in the 1840s, the issues from this decade were produced in limited numbers due to the country's shortage of silver bullion. In fact, the latter resulted in the Philadelphia Mint's production of a mere 24,500 silver dollars in 1845. A coveted and conditionally rare issue, the 1845 should be considered a find in original About Uncirculated preservation. As with most issues in this series, the 1845 is a major rarity in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1845 S$1 MS
Base $ 300 375 450 600 1025 1775 2250 2850 4800 11500 15500 29500 57500 110000 - - - - -
$ 1125 1900 2450 3150 5300 12500 17500 35000 65000 120000 - - -

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Total Graded: 178
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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6/7/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4067
6/7/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7897

Auction Prices Realized

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2/22/1997 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions February 1997 Long Beach Bullet Sale #167, 167/Lot# 783 $396.00
4/28/1997 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0940, 940/Lot# 1671 $1,674.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1672 $5,175.00
6/29/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 388, 394/Lot# 495 $2,300.00
4/27/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 10991 $1,380.00
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225713 $300.00
2/6/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2274 $2,232.50
4/22/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 8039 $881.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 S$1 MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3747
Owner: Tweed Collection
Grade: F 15
Points: 1066
Owner: Carl Beeson
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