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: $13.31 (9/20/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 S$1 MS obverse 1843 S$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).

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1843 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 330 345 365 430 580 950 1125 1450 1980 2500 2900 3850 8800 21000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 2150 - - 4100 - 35000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 518
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Price
8/19/1995 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 6533 $4,840.00
9/6/2004 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 916 $603.75
6/26/2008 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 1211 $1,092.50
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 3789 $2,300.00
1/19/2011 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2999, 2999/Lot# 1561 $977.50
10/27/2013 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 141518 $429.02
2/9/2014 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 872 $351.00
7/25/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22333 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 S$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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