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: $13.43 (5/26/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1848 S$1 MS obverse 1848 S$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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Last Updated: 10/20/2016

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1848 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 490 675 875 1550 2400 2750 3450 4400 6900 7600 10000 15500 55000 95000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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8/25/1997 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0974, 974/Lot# 1745 $999.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1682 $1,897.50
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1683 $2,530.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3544 $12,650.00
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
6/27/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2042 $881.25
1/6/2016 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(8), 1231/Lot# 8372 $881.25


NGC Registry

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