Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 162,100
Catalog: KM-100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.17 (7/5/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1868 S$1 MS obverse 1868 S$1 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The mintage of Seated silver dollars increased considerably in 1868 from the scant mintages of 1861-1867 that numbered only in the tens of thousands, to more than 162,000 pieces. This issue is nonetheless quite challenging in Choice Mint State, and rare in Gem condition. In fact, even circulated dollars of this issue are 'quite scarce,' according to the Bowers-Borckardt silver dollar Encyclopedia (1993), 'but because of the high mintage figure they are nearly universally overlooked by the numismatic fraternity.'

Concerning Mint State specimens, Bowers-Borckardt comments, 'The year 1868 does not come to mind immediately when one thinks of rare coins in the Liberty Seated series, but a perusal of the data, including certification service population reports, indicates that it is indeed very rare, even if it is unappreciated and overlooked. Dealer specialist Chris Napolitano stated that an MS-61 coin was the finest business strike he could locate in six years of searching.'

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


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/8/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1868 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 265 350 400 600 900 1330 1475 1675 2350 3600 4650 7750 23000 74000 135000 - - - -
$ 1000 1400 1575 1800 2600 3850 5250 9500 38000 - - - -

The World Coin Price Guide is independently compiled by Krause Publications’ NumisMaster. NGC makes this information available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent NGC’s official opinion or policy. For example, varieties listed in the World Coin Price Guide may not necessarily be recognized by NGC. Please contact NGC Customer Service with any questions.

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 106
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/4/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 103, 108/Lot# 205 $1,495.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2910 $6,612.50
2/4/2009 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 1606 $4,743.75
8/3/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3113, 3113/Lot# 1485 $661.25
10/13/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3869 $1,495.00
6/24/2013 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3436, 3436/Lot# 1859 $775.00
5/25/2014 NGC VG 8   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22415 $364.25
6/22/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 198596 $1,259.50
8/31/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 147460 $650.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base729754865949121915581687191120092161261429603238363946307077109971344614069147131578619490
737791893103913321601176219442060231227293053337239695446838411813136541428415071170210
00000017621944206023122729305333723969544683841181313654142841507100
00000018361976211024632845314535054300626196901263013861144981542800
1868 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7778069211010129116441779201221132271274030993386380048237340113611386914506151641626120046
787844951110414091689185720462166242728603195352441415662868012197140811472515530175230
00000018572046216624272860319535244141566286801219714081147251553000
000000193420792218258429793290366244826501100211303314294149451589500
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66
Points: 13446
Owner: mr cool
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2161
Owner: G & R coins
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

USA Coin Album: America’s Coinage Abroad, Part One

4/8/2010  — There’s been little research done on the circulation of USA coins in other countries, so David W. Lange casts some light on this still-intriguing topic. Read on for the first part in a new series.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer