Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.15 (2/20/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 $1 MS obverse 1844 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Seated Dollar production sank to a mere 20,000 coins in 1844, likely the result of limited bullion deposits. All known representatives of this issue display the following diagnostics: quad stripes in the obverse shield from die doubling, the top of an errant 8 in the drapery folds above the first 4 in the date, and numerous striations in the reverse field between the eagle's wings and body. As the original mintage might suggest, the 1844 is a scarce date in circulated grades that becomes unquestionably rare in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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1844 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 370 400 450 775 950 1350 1750 2000 3250 3800 4750 6300 11000 42500 95000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 170
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1844 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--111312211716264239521------169
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Total--111312211716264239521------169
 --1%1%8%7%12%10%9%15%25%2%5%3%1%1%------ 
1844 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1------------1
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Total---------1------------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865949111016091707217925552781363939524172455262098644119701254213134137461476718298
756804893100312761642186423042630306737434025429951047021975312161127391333814086159440
00000018642304263030673743402542995104702197531216112739133381408600
000000202224302706335338484099442556577832108611235112937135421442700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4172
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: UNC Details
Points: 1976
Owner: AbuAbdullah
 
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