Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 293,000
Catalog: KM-100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.27 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 S$1 MS obverse 1873 S$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Silver Dollar coinage at the Philadelphia Mint remained strong and steady through the first three months of 1873. On March 29 of that year, however, the facility delivered its final 11,500 dollars of the Seated Liberty design in response to the Mint Act of February 12. This brought the total for the year to 293,000 pieces, the lowest Philadelphia emission since 1868. The Mint melted many 1873 Seated dollars to provide bullion for its initial delivery of Trade dollars. As a result, yet not widely recognized as such, the 1873 is an elusive issue that is particularly rare in the finer Mint State grades.

In fact, the Seated Liberty dollar type, whether Motto or No Motto, is rare at the MS65 level. A number of Mint State 1859-O and 1860-O dollars are known, but these are almost invariably bagmarked. Mintages for the series peaked in 1871 and 1872, but those issues were extensively exported to the East and melted.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/8/2014

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1873 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 265 325 375 470 615 615 975 1150 1500 1800 2150 2550 3250 5000 8000 69000 120000 - - - -
$ 675 1075 1250 1650 2000 2350 2800 3500 5600 12075 82500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 168
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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12/9/1996 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0900, 900/Lot# 1541 $305.20
1/12/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8308 $2,760.00
9/25/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 286, 292/Lot# 5996 $3,450.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 3958 $63,250.00
9/4/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1498 $759.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3192 $3,642.50
7/20/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 194558 $302.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34094375396097459361103128413931542163418862233261438686400892911754218653409153708
138418471562654808991116313201442157217182001236030324712724398701512425940406300
00000099111631320144215721718200123603032471272439870151242594000
0000001047122313561492160318022117248734505556808610812184943001500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2614
Owner: G & R coins
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1393
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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