Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,073,800
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
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1871 S$1 MS obverse 1871 S$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

With slightly more than 1 million coins produced, it is little wonder that the 1871 is the most common Seated Dollar. While numerous coins were probably exported, enough were produced to guarantee that domestic economic channels would see their fair share toward the end of the 1870s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2015

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1871 S$1 MS
Base $ 275 325 375 450 615 1000 1150 1400 1650 2600 3150 4850 7700 69000 125000 - - - -
$ 675 1100 1250 1550 1900 2850 3400 5250 10575 - - - -

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Total Graded: 727
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

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1/22/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 1564 $437.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 644 $4,025.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3084 $690.00
10/3/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3148, 3148/Lot# 1643 $925.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 9339 $887.13
1/27/2013 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 94324 $304.70
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 4082 $881.25
7/11/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6289 $423.00
1/7/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10661 $1,116.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 12937
Owner: mr cool
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2754
Owner: G & R coins
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