Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 173,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $21.31 (5/7/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 $1 MS obverse 1841 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date enjoyed a generous mintage relative to most entries in the series. Not surprisingly, it is common in circulated grades, while a fair number of Mint State examples have survived. Precious few of these, however, are choice, while gems are exceedingly rare. Some pieces display semi-prooflike fields, but the dies were run long enough that many display gently frosted texture. Most 1841 silver dollars reveal areas of weak striking, most notably at Liberty's head and the top of the eagle's right (viewer's left) wing. The latter area remained subject to weak striking throughout the series, as it was directly opposite the highest relief of the obverse.

Four die marriages have been identified for this date. These resulted from the mixing of two obverse dies with two reverse dies in multiple combinations. One of the reverse dies had been used previously to strike 1840 dollars. OC-1 is the scarcest of the four marriages, but the number of persons collecting Seated Liberty Dollars by varieties is too small for any of these varieties to bring a premium.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1841 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 350 350 475 490 850 975 1050 1200 1600 2500 3500 4500 8000 35000 95000 - - - - -
$ - - - 1450 2000 - - 5000 11000 45000 115000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 300
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1841 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11543525391923415432019541-----299
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Total11543525391923415632119641-----303
 0%0%2%1%12%8%13%6%8%14%18%1%7%6%2%1%0%----- 
1841 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1------------1
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Total---------1------------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base709735865949111014331505186521062197255528853238373046696473117541231812902135071451418002
7187788931003121814571625194521362316266530033402404352708233119421251313104138431567718902
00000016251945213623162665300334024043527082331194212513131041384300
00000017452026216724362775312035664356587299941213012707133051417800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3730
Owner: T&R Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3238
Owner: JTO
 
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