Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 184,618
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.96 (7/16/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 $1 MS obverse 1842 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although more easily obtainable in Mint State than the preceding two issues in this series, the 1842 is anything but common above the AU grade level when viewed in the wider context of U.S. numismatics.

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Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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1842 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 320 360 380 500 685 980 1010 1290 1585 2200 2750 3150 4000 9250 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 1950 - 2850 - - 22500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 674
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1842 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base155149255101676510186423261017------672
-------------113------5
------------1---------1
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Total155149255101676510186424271120------678
 0%1%1%2%14%8%15%10%10%15%13%1%4%4%2%3%------ 
1842 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1--1---------2
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Total---------1--1---------2
 ---------50%--50%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base729754865949106614271488175318652143236827272847317239525774115751213312710133081430517756
73779189398811861447157617901958221824882767295534324559770811761123251290913640154550
00000015761790195822182488276729553432455977081176112325129091364000
00000016651828205022932607280730643692516796411194712518131091397300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3952
Owner: K M Lust
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1488
Owner: hjllc
 
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