Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.24 (7/6/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 S$1 MS obverse 1852 S$1 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

It is a relatively simple matter to tell the difference between Original and Restrike 1851 silver dollars, as discussed above. Distinguishing the varieties of 1852 is much more difficult. Compounding the matter is the existence of both Original and Restrike examples in Proof format. Of course, all of the business strike dollars of 1852, such as the coin offered here, are considered to be Original strikings produced in that year. It is believed that all Original 1852 Seated Liberty Dollars were made from a single die pair, which we will describe.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1852 S$1 MS
Base $ 5250 7500 11500 16000 22000 27000 28000 31000 35000 42500 48500 64500 76500 138500 - - - - -
$ 24500 29000 30500 33500 - - - - - - - - -

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Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1692 $54,625.00
4/16/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2109 $37,375.00
1/5/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5631 $17,250.00
1/9/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5724 $34,075.00
9/4/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3220 $23,500.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4172 $70,500.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 13559
Owner: Tradedollarnut
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