Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 63,500
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.27 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S$1 MS obverse 1856 S$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Although produced in greater numbers, the 1856 (63,500 pieces) is more difficult to locate than the 1855 in circulated grades. In Mint State, both issues are similar in rarity, and both are underappreciated by most collectors in today's hobby.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1856 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 420 490 615 1025 1950 1950 2750 3150 4150 4550 5100 5600 7250 12750 23000 87000 - - - - -
$ 2150 3050 3450 4500 4900 5750 6100 7750 14000 25500 94000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 56
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
4/25/2002 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 4047 $2,875.00
2/14/2007 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 3654 $1,725.00
9/14/2008 NGC F 12   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 961 $660.00
9/6/2009 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2754 $1,207.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3052 $1,391.50
10/10/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3152, 3152/Lot# 1577 $1,207.50
1/2/2012 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 650, 657/Lot# 299 $805.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 11209 $1,410.00
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218704 $1,650.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3586754820990145017301969229224802732288530333564398452127960900711754237753593555021
197642776876114315431809207623542564278329343210370443936128830999221576127828422970
000000180920762354256427832934321037044393612883099922157612782800
0000001889218424172648283429833387384448027044865810838197683188100
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 2885
Owner: G & R coins
 
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