Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 217,600
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.18 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 S$1 MS obverse 1860 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Seated Liberty dollars of 1860 were apparently intended mainly for use in the export trade to China, where many were melted. In his Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States, David Bowers writes:

'They never were available from the Mint at face value, and all were paid out at $1.08 each to bullion dealers, banks, and others who fed them into the Orient trade. A small percentage of the mintage (217,600 business strikes) circulated domestically after the resumption of specie payments in autumn 1876.'

Bowers also indicates that there was little interest in business strike Seated dollars during this time period. Collectors desiring date sequences of dollars were satisfied with Philadelphia Mint proofs.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/8/2014

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1860 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 285 325 430 550 750 750 1300 1500 1975 2150 2400 2700 3200 5600 9350 77500 105000 130000 - - -
$ 850 1450 1650 2100 2300 2550 2900 3550 6100 11750 84000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 114
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3084 $2,242.50
10/9/2006 NGC AU 58   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 108, 113/Lot# 1496 $1,207.50
7/25/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2894, 2894/Lot# 2123 $776.25
9/7/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4098 $1,610.00
10/13/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8908 $1,207.50
4/27/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 188269 $913.00
7/11/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6278 $675.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34505156318209419971051117312481355142117992233256138007077900711754215583340152316
1524715536948609591015109111981283137715471943234229744892772099221502225505397060
000000101510911198128313771547194323422974489277209922150222550500
0000001033113212231319139916732088245133875984836310838182902945300
1860 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base348455167487410011059111512431322143315021895234526863966734093221213722247343971
163506592740916102010771157126913591456163320452458311250908000102601550726297343970
0000001077115712691359145616332045245831125090800010260155072629700
0000001096120012951396147917642195257235396215866111198188773034700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 11754
Owner: Tradedollarnut
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1248
Owner: G & R coins
 
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