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: $11.82 (6/26/2019)
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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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/19/2019

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1841 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 410 490 650 895 975 1100 1300 1850 2600 3000 4350 8500 29000 95000 - - - - -
$ - - - 1750 2050 - - 5000 11500 45000 115000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 279
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: 6/25/2019 1841 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11543124331921395031720541-----278
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----------2--21-------5
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Total11543124331921395231722641-----283
 0 %0 %2 %1 %11 %8 %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
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2908 $891.25
1/4/2009 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69012, 69012/Lot# 62323 $805.00
2/18/2013 NGC Details G Details  Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 3480 $180.00
6/30/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 287 $600.00
6/29/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204105 $650.00
6/30/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20375 $376.00
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4159 $3,525.00
11/6/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 8034 $411.25
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 7845 $540.50


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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