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: $13.16 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 10/20/2016

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1844 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 425 475 610 950 1700 2300 2650 3750 4800 5750 7750 13750 40000 95000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/4/1994 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 442 $302.50
7/1/1996 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0854, 854/Lot# 1753 $463.25
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1416 $6,900.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 121907 $368.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2403 $4,523.75
11/9/2014 PCGS Genuine G   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131446/Lot# 25373 $270.25
4/26/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1254/Lot# 3435 $8,812.50


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
 
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