Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,500
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.32 (8/28/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 S$1 MS obverse 1850 S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint delivered just 7,500 Silver Dollars in 1850, many of which were probably melted as soon as they entered circulation. This date is the first in a series of rare P-mint Silver Dollars from the 1850s. While the occasional VF or XF representative appears on the market, accurately graded AU survivors are elusive, and Mint State specimens are rare at all grade levels.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/16/2015

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1850 S$1 MS
Base $ 445 580 775 1550 2300 3200 3900 4450 5500 8250 11250 17000 37350 95000 - - - - -
$ 2600 - 4200 4850 6000 9750 13000 19000 42500 105000 - - -

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Total Graded: 112
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

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4/21/2010 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2842, 2842/Lot# 1620 $6,440.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3047 $1,955.00
5/27/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1320 $5,405.00
4/14/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 107106 $1,320.00
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 4045 $2,115.00
2/27/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3620 $1,880.00
3/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30090 $1,057.50
4/22/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4826 $1,527.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 S$1 MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3935
Owner: Beau Newman
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