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: $11.32 (8/30/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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 1075 1175 1425 1800 2900 3750 6100 9750 70000 - - - - -
$ 750 1175 1275 1575 2000 3250 4250 6900 13000 80000 - - -

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Total Graded: 495
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
1/25/2004 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2554 $632.50
1/13/2008 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2475, 2475/Lot# 1484 $448.00
5/29/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 252, 258/Lot# 5801 $1,023.50
3/31/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 3252 $3,047.50
7/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8659 $373.75
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3856 $5,462.50
3/25/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131214/Lot# 25678 $431.25
5/30/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 9472 $546.25
1/19/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 164958 $278.30

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3345
Owner: Tweed Collection
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2335
Owner: Barberman55
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