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: $13.92 (2/23/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 S$1 MS obverse 1842 S$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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/20/2016

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1842 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 325 335 365 415 565 925 1050 1325 2000 2250 2400 3650 4850 11000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 2150 - 2900 - - 26000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 617
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
7/24/2000 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1337, 1337/Lot# 1620 $228.90
3/21/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 710 $816.50
2/3/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 8482 $460.00
5/27/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1318 $805.00
6/23/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20319 $690.90
7/25/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22331 $411.25
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 176003 $700.00
10/10/2014 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15368 $293.75
2/26/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7724 $564.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base729754865949106614271488175318652143236827272847317239525774115751213312710133081430517756
73779189398811861447157617901958221824882767295534324559770811761123251290913640154550
00000015761790195822182488276729553432455977081176112325129091364000
00000016651828205022932607280730643692516796411194712518131091397300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3952
Owner: K M Lust
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2368
Owner: G & R coins
 
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