Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 24,500
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.73g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.65 (7/29/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1845 S$1 MS obverse 1845 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the Seated dollar enjoyed its greatest rate of domestic circulation in the 1840s, the issues from this decade were produced in limited numbers due to the country's shortage of silver bullion. In fact, the latter resulted in the Philadelphia Mint's production of a mere 24,500 silver dollars in 1845. A coveted and conditionally rare issue, the 1845 should be considered a find in original About Uncirculated preservation. As with most issues in this series, the 1845 is a major rarity in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2015

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1845 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 300 375 450 600 1025 1775 2250 2850 4800 9750 11500 15500 29500 57500 110000 - - - - -
$ 1125 - 2450 3150 5300 - - 17500 35000 65000 120000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 185
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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8/14/2016 MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(4), 1238/Lot# 5104


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4/12/2000 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 1295, 1295/Lot# 1831 $261.60
5/5/2004 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 7980 $776.25
5/30/2005 NGC AU 50   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 399 $870.00
6/29/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 388, 394/Lot# 495 $2,300.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 8061 $1,725.00
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225713 $300.00
12/3/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1227/Lot# 4470 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base79382094910661271173018212319261429363747510454666169791010074125711316313776144111546719118
8028639881134142417601987241727213206419952255700674986311090612768133671398814763166840
000000198724172721320641995225570067498631109061276813367139881476300
000000215325162829347746525345593573309353117391296613572141991511500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3747
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
Grade: F 15
Points: 1066
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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