Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,000
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.34 (7/31/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1848 S$1 MS obverse 1848 S$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The 1848 is an immensely popular date due to the limited original mintage of 15,000 business strikes. Nevertheless, one should not call this date rare in an absolute sense, as enough circulated coins are extant to satisfy demand from most collectors. Advanced specialists, however, should recognize that a Mint State 1848 Seated Dollar is a significant condition rarity.

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Last Updated: 12/5/2014

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1848 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 385 500 615 840 1400 2350 2600 3350 4350 7300 8950 15250 36500 85000 - - - - -
$ 1550 2500 2850 3600 5000 7750 9700 18000 63250 91000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 91
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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9/11/1996 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0875, 875/Lot# 1744 $545.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1683 $2,530.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(1), 1166/Lot# 3303 $63,250.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3042 $1,880.00
7/11/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 5077 $3,407.50
7/14/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 125829 $632.50
12/29/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 145 $725.00
1/7/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10630 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base93596611381290154720482161258527543057348644034565492360488559115291208512661132571425117693
94510231189137617142086230226412855320037924457468452986885954911714122771286013588153980
00000023022641285532003792445746845298688595491171412277128601358800
000000244426982956334340974511480456737722105391190012469130581392000
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