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: $11.52 (8/1/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 420 490 615 1025 1950 2750 3150 4150 4550 5600 7250 12750 23000 87000 - - - - -
$ 2150 3050 3450 4500 4900 6100 7750 14000 25500 94000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1696 $3,220.00
2/14/2007 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 3654 $1,725.00
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
1/2/2012 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 650, 657/Lot# 299 $805.00
12/16/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3399, 3399/Lot# 3084 $2,415.00
8/8/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4219 $5,287.50
5/11/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 158947 $2,117.50
1/7/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5328 $4,230.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base988102111241290173024332555288530803506365738524016449957027198116201218012759133581435817818
99910551179143719642474266529503222355637223907417749006201867211807123731295913691155110
00000026652950322235563722390741774900620186721180712373129591369100
000000277530153364360737873961433853016699101461199312566131581402500
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3852
Owner: G & R coins
 
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