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: $13.16 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 S$1 MS obverse 1847 S$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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Last Updated: 10/20/2016

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1847 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 330 340 365 430 590 865 950 1175 1700 2400 2800 3500 5000 10750 62500 - - - - -
$ - - - 1375 2000 - 2950 3900 5750 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 533
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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4/24/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 241, 247/Lot# 5801 $877.45
9/5/2010 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2919, 2919/Lot# 2429 $977.50
3/31/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 3252 $3,047.50
10/18/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 9313 $499.38
1/26/2014 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1255 $1,351.00
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 103893 $454.90
8/21/2016 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131635/Lot# 30239 $352.50
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(2), 1251/Lot# 4610 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 S$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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