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: $11.63 (4/22/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 $1 MS obverse 1841 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Like all early Seated dollars, the 1841 is very scarce in Mint State. However, the patient collector will eventually encountered examples in the MS61 to MS63 grades. It is understandable why there are so few high grade 1841 dollars. There were few if any devoted numismatists at the time. No collector organizations existed until shortly prior to the Civil War. Occasional silver dollars may have been set aside for bank reserves, or as a store of wealth. Even then, the pieces were indifferently stored, since there was no collector value or interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/21/2019

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1841 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 410 490 650 830 1150 1190 1650 2100 2875 3375 5000 9500 26000 91000 - - - - -
$ - - - 1750 2350 - - 5200 11500 45000 100000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 278
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: 4/16/2019 1841 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11543124331920395031720541-----277
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----------2--21-------5
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Total11543124331920395231722641-----282
 0 %0 %2 %1 %11 %9 %12 %7 %7 %14 %18 %1 %6 %8 %2 %1 %0 %----- 
1841 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1------------1
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Total---------1------------1
 ---------100 %------------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/14/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0867, 867/Lot# 1742 $305.20
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1105 $1,322.50
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2908 $891.25
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3516 $1,997.50
5/5/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 110794 $278.30
9/25/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(8), 1189/Lot# 8601 $646.25
7/11/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20372 $376.00
1/6/2016 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 4303 $793.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base709735865949111014331505186521062197255528853238373046696473117541231812902135071451418002
718778893100312181457162519452136231626653003340240435270823311942125131310413843156770
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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