Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 423,700
Catalog: KM-100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.35 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 S$1 MS obverse 1869 S$1 MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

At 423,700 business strikes, the 1869 Liberty Seated dollar is on the high side among series mintages. Whatever happened to most of those coins is quite a mystery. Q. David Bowers notes in his Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia: 'In The Gobrecht Journal, March 1986, Harry E. Salyards, M.D. contributed 'Rarity of the 1869 Dollar,' which told of his survey of 57 different coins which appeared in 128 auction sales, 1975-1985. He noted that ? 36 Proofs [of just 600 made] appeared in comparison to only 23 business strikes. The latter broke down to eight Uncirculated coins and 14 in lesser grades.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/8/2014

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1869 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 295 350 400 490 775 1150 1375 1800 2100 3500 4350 5750 12750 83500 130000 - - - -
$ 850 1250 1475 1900 2300 3850 4900 6250 16000 95000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 132
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/6/1996 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0891, 891/Lot# 1611 $261.60
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2565 $11,212.50
10/22/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8556 $4,312.50
7/22/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 64684 $423.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2419 $2,232.50
8/30/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3189 $1,527.50
11/1/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7992 $282.00
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98599 $76,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base783811908990112414771558184319892250246427813194356440645367111721293713543141691521318820
792843935103512421504165318922076232125702919331737314498730211760131391375214517164150
00000016531892207623212570291933173731449873021176013139137521451700
00000017481940216323932675305634413897493392371234913341139601486500
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 2781
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2464
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
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