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: $11.60 (6/19/2019)
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: 10/31/2016

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1846 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 335 350 365 420 580 925 1050 1275 1700 2400 2900 3700 7350 10000 90000 - - - - -
$ - - - 1525 2000 - - - 7800 15000 125000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 535
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: 6/19/2019 1846 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base43863836874053791015192212202-----535
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------1--1-----11-----4
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Total43863836884053801015192212213-----539
 1 %1 %1 %1 %7 %7 %16 %7 %10 %15 %19 %1 %4 %4 %2 %4 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/31/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 813 $1,610.00
8/27/2007 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2414, 2414/Lot# 1407 $812.00
4/29/2010 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 475, 481/Lot# 5390 $3,795.00
9/7/2014 NGC VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215538 $425.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15369 $282.00
7/9/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7603 $446.50
10/11/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131542/Lot# 25582 $423.00
7/24/2016 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131631/Lot# 21906 $329.00
7/2/2017 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131728/Lot# 23905 $423.00


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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