Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 140,750
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.88 (3/1/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 S$1 MS obverse 1847 S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This is one of the 'common dates' among Seated Liberty Silver Dollars in the 1840s. The mintage of 140,750 coins was the eighth highest mintage of any date in the No Motto series, and the fourth highest of the decade. As such, it seems likely that examples would be easily obtainable in any desired grade, but this is truly not the case. Gems are virtually impossible to locate.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1847 S$1 MS
Base $ 255 325 375 490 680 680 1075 1175 1425 1800 2600 2900 3750 6100 9750 70000 - - - - -
$ 750 1175 1275 1575 2000 2800 3250 4250 6900 13000 80000 - - -

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Total Graded: 485
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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3/1/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7725
3/1/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7726

Auction Prices Realized

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1/14/2004 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1832, 1832/Lot# 1263 $687.50
9/13/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 6227 $506.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 2129 $2,254.00
8/11/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 128529 $687.50
9/25/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(8), 1189/Lot# 8620 $411.25
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 4039 $881.25
1/26/2014 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1255 $1,351.00
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 103893 $454.90

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2448
Owner: Tweed Collection
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1379
Owner: Barberman55
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