Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $19.59 (3/8/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1842 $1 PF obverse 1842 $1 PF reverse
Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

While currency strikes of the 1842 silver dollar are among the most common of the series, the 1842 proof edition is very rare, with about 15 believed to exist. It's likely that a couple dozen or fewer proofs were made.

Just a single die was employed for this issue, it's reverse being the durable die used for most original proof strikings of 1840-54.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1842 $1 PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 18500 21500 40000 55000 80000 - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1842 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------11311-----7
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total------------11311-----7
 ------------14%14%43%14%14%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 $1 PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333073389447835254558266447498903411282121371297366068120507134561
333333310263346419049405363593669288010978311567124153067184214125191141289
00000031026334641904940536359366928801097831156712415306718421400
0000003204936204486509754726290721385221053211852126944836910236000
1842 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332936373045915049536764007077872710919117541257163789116371134561
33333339803200401747435155571166257627945711197120262964381316122434141289
0000003980320040174743515557116625762794571119712026296438131600
000000319583465430448965261605568518177101881147512298467169884300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: PF 63
Points: 7077
Owner: NW Collections
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

The Coinage of 1842: Part Two

1/1/2007 — David Lange continues his in-depth retrospective of 1842 coinage.
View full article >
The Coinage of 1842: Part One

12/1/2006 — 1842 was a distinctive transition year for U.S. coin denominations, as David Lange demonstrates in the following retrospective.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.