Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,000
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.73g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.49 (8/29/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 S$1 MS obverse 1844 S$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: 9/22/2015

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1844 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 275 325 375 480 900 1575 2150 2550 4500 5400 6100 7450 15750 37500 95000 - - - - -
$ 1000 - 2350 3000 5150 - 7000 8400 17500 50000 105000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 161
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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5/21/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3280, 3280/Lot# 1763 $875.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1416 $6,900.00
12/22/2013 NGC F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 158770 $300.00
8/5/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7947 $1,292.50
11/6/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1211/Lot# 4464 $1,292.50
7/9/2015 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1222/Lot# 4098 $940.00
11/6/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 22304 $3,172.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865949111016091707217925552781363939524172455262098644119701254213134137461476718298
756804893100312761642186423042630306737434025429951047021975312161127391333814086159440
00000018642304263030673743402542995104702197531216112739133381408600
000000202224302706335338484099442556577832108611235112937135421442700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4172
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2781
Owner: G & R coins
 
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