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: $12.82 (11/26/2014)
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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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: 9/11/2014

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1869 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 295 350 400 490 775 775 1150 1325 1675 2000 2550 3400 4300 5750 11000 77500 120000 - - - -
$ 850 1250 1450 1800 2200 2850 3750 4800 6250 13500 84000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 123
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2565 $11,212.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1740 $1,840.00
10/22/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8556 $4,312.50
3/22/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3035, 3035/Lot# 1122 $500.00
12/25/2011 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/25/2011, 150/Lot# 27986 $382.80
8/8/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4237 $1,762.50
8/30/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3189 $1,527.50
6/9/2014 NGC G 4   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20456 $252.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33954635156097549611138133314501609170719282525291046046400900711754228463563956171
1334174805466578231020120313721503164117802127265334745202726999221545127110424830
000000102012031372150316411780212726533474520272699922154512711000
0000001079126814111556167418542326278140395801813810838191483137400
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 1707
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1609
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
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