Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.47 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1848 $1 MS obverse 1848 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1848 is an immensely popular date due to the limited original mintage of 15,000 business strikes. Nevertheless, one should not call this date rare in an absolute sense, as enough circulated coins are extant to satisfy demand from most collectors. Advanced specialists, however, should recognize that a Mint State 1848 Seated Dollar is a significant condition rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/6/2019

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1848 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 520 650 780 1300 1700 2350 2625 3125 3700 7000 7800 9200 14000 52000 95000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1848 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-221952379201717-2-------105
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Total-221952379201717-2-------105
 -2 %2 %1 %9 %5 %22 %7 %9 %19 %16 %1 %7 %-2 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Price
9/11/1996 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0875, 875/Lot# 1744 $545.00
2/15/2010 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 968 $977.50
9/25/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131140/Lot# 22290 $2,530.00
12/8/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3726 $1,552.50
2/3/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 723 $805.00
7/14/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 125829 $632.50
12/29/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 145 $725.00
6/4/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 4196 $2,585.00
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3219 $5,992.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base93596611381290154720482161258527543057348644034565492360488559115291208512661132571425117693
94510231189137617142086230226412855320037924457468452986885954911714122771286013588153980
00000023022641285532003792445746845298688595491171412277128601358800
000000244426982956334340974511480456737722105391190012469130581392000
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