Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 46,110
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.82 (6/3/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 S$1 MS obverse 1853 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 46,110 Silver Dollars in 1853, a sizeable total, especially when one considers that old tenor silver coins of all denominations had ceased to circulate after the discovery of gold in California. While most Seated Dollars produced in the 1850s were exported, Bowers suggests that a decent number of coins dated 1853 remained within the United States. Indeed, representatives of the 1853 delivery are among the most plentiful Seated Dollars from this decade in today's market. We caution bidders, however, that most 1853 Dollars extant are circulated to one degree or another. Bowers does note that a small hoard of Mint State examples may have come to light in the 1970s or early 1980s, all of which are either brilliant or golden toned with thickly frosted luster.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/11/2014

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1853 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 315 395 490 675 1300 1575 1675 2000 2500 4050 5100 7250 15000 80000 125000 - - - -
$ 1450 1750 1850 2200 2800 4450 5600 8000 16500 86000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 151
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4745
6/7/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7903


Auction Prices Realized

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7/30/1997 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0967, 967/Lot# 1657 $654.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 641 $3,795.00
8/6/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 399, 405/Lot# 7059 $1,152.30
10/18/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4616 $1,410.00
1/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 97372 $287.21
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9354 $675.63
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9401 $1,469.93
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 10031 $129,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8188479821124136319692087217922502464275433453467385244996089112941311213723143561540919050
8288921029120415652008211822032321256129513386359540685029782411900133161393414707166230
00000021182203232125612951338635954068502978241190013316139341470700
00000021482226239326573148342637244283555995591250613519141451505800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 13112
Owner: Tradedollarnut
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2754
Owner: G & R coins
 
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