Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 140,750
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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1847 $1 MS obverse 1847 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is one of the 'common dates' among Seated Liberty Silver Dollars in the 1840s. The mintage of 140,750 coins was the eighth highest mintage of any date in the No Motto series, and the fourth highest of the decade. As such, it seems likely that examples would be easily obtainable in any desired grade, but this is truly not the case. Gems are virtually impossible to locate.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/26/2019

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1847 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 345 365 415 505 650 810 940 1170 1700 2550 2950 3500 5000 10750 62500 - - - - -
$ - - - 1375 2000 - 2950 3900 5750 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 544
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 1847 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1345474186474582104320242291-----544
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---------12-11--------5
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Total1345474186474583106321252291-----549
 0 %1 %1 %1 %9 %7 %16 %9 %8 %15 %19 %1 %4 %5 %4 %2 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1681 $575.00
10/30/2006 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 111, 116/Lot# 1244 $333.50
1/9/2011 PCGS FA 2   Teletrade Auction 2992, 2992/Lot# 1887 $161.00
7/6/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 159777 $2,775.00
6/30/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20387 $376.00
4/4/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1253/Lot# 17907 $763.75
4/9/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131716/Lot# 25565 $446.50
4/26/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1254/Lot# 7769 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base709735865949112413691450177618652068233528072960334541725104107881131811867124351338316673
718778893100712061396155918061933215724922858308836214483699910965115011205612751144800
00000015591806193321572492285830883621448369991096511501120561275100
00000016671835200022462650290932173896479388931114111684122461306700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3345
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2335
Owner: Barberman55
 
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