Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 165,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.92 (12/8/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 $1 MS obverse 1843 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1843 is a large mintage Seated dollar with a production of 165,100 pieces. It is curious that this date is so common in circulated grades and so rare in the better grades of Uncirculated. When Bowers wrote his dollar book in 1993, he quoted a much earlier article by Bruce Amspacher who stated (in 1982): 'But with a mintage of over 165,000 one (MS65) has to exist somewhere, doesn't it?' Well, not necessarily. None have been certified by either of the major services to date (6/08).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/16/2019

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1843 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 320 360 410 505 595 870 975 1080 1850 2250 2400 3750 7700 14550 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 2100 - - 3950 - 35000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 551
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 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: 12/3/2019 1843 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-3612774692634687663221477------551
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------1---1--3--------5
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Total-3612774693634687673221777------556
 -1 %1 %2 %14 %8 %17 %11 %8 %16 %12 %1 %4 %3 %1 %1 %------ 

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8/6/2003 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1762, 1762/Lot# 1307 $550.00
11/19/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 196, 202/Lot# 503 $632.50
12/23/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 91813 $220.00
8/30/2013 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3181 $863.63
9/22/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 865 $552.00
11/9/2014 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131446/Lot# 26290 $340.75
4/22/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 8036 $470.00
8/21/2016 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131635/Lot# 30227 $376.00
10/9/2019 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(2), 131942/Lot# 25306 $396.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7397648659491066133314101776192820872433267128073506465669517334773381478578930111834
7477988939881155135915321827198122022512271630403889542170797467787182918819101450
0000001532182719812202251227163040388954217079746778718291881900
0000001654187720342318259227623273427361867206760080098434906000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2087
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 1066
Owner: 123cents
 
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