Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 110,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.61 (10/13/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 $1 MS obverse 1846 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Mint records indicate a total production of 110,600 silver dollars in Philadelphia during the year. Despite this significant mintage figure, the fifth largest of the decade, Gem quality survivors are essentially non-existent.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/6/2019

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1846 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 320 370 420 520 570 845 940 1100 1220 2150 2500 3500 6600 9375 80000 - - - - -
$ - - - 1200 2000 - - - 7250 17500 105000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 540
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, 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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1846 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base43873837894053801015192212202-----540
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------1--1-----21-----5
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Total43873837904053811015192212223-----545
 1 %1 %1 %1 %7 %7 %17 %7 %10 %15 %19 %1 %3 %4 %2 %4 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2553 $718.75
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2211 $97,750.00
2/24/2010 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5194 $299.00
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3806 $920.00
3/8/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8013 $299.00
3/11/2013 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 2150 $550.00
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 97   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 57 $425.00
7/13/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 206812 $909.70
8/7/2019 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(2), 131933/Lot# 23447 $750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base729754865949106613931477179919072106235227542960338643755563118631243113019136281464218151
73779189398811751421158418351973218824862823310237164771766312052126271322213966158120
00000015841835197321882486282331023716477176631205212627132221396600
00000016921871204022702620289132444045516797631224212823134251430400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3386
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2960
Owner: pulver set
 
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