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: $19.61 (3/8/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 $1 MS obverse 1844 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The small mintage of 1844 currency strike dollars was the product of just a single die pair, the reverse die being unique to this year. Interestingly, the lone obverse die is obviously doubled on the chief of Liberty's shield, readily distinguishing it from the circulated proofs found occasionally in the marketplace (the latter are not doubled). Also, the currency die includes a misplaced date (MPD), duplicate numerals 18 being evident within Liberty's gown.

While not truly rare, the 1844 silver dollar is noticeably less often seen than the four preceding dates. Mint State pieces are likewise more scarce than for the common dates, but not as rare as this low mintage would suggest. Choice examples are quite scarce, with only one gem survivor confirmed. Unworn coins typically reveal semi-prooflike fields from the very limited die use. Weakness may be evident in the usual trouble spots of the star centrals and the eagle's upper right wing.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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1844 $1 MS
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Base $ 365 400 450 775 950 1350 1750 2000 3250 3800 4750 6300 11000 40000 95000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 172
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
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: 3/2/2021 1844 $1 MS
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Base-1111212211816264339521------171
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Total-1111212211816264439521------172
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1844 $1 MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865949111016091707217925552781363939524172455262098644119701254213134137461476718298
7568048931003127616421864230426303067374340254299510470219753121611273913338140861594419213
00000018642304263030673743402542995104702197531216112739133381408600
000000202224302706335338484099442556577832108611235112937135421442700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4172
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 2555
Owner: bill413
 
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