Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 62,600
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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1849 $1 MS obverse 1849 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1849 dollar had a comparatively small mintage of only 62,600 pieces, and today only a relative handful remain in all categories of mint state. As with all Seated dollars, the 1849 is a very scarce item in near-gem condition.

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Last Updated: 4/26/2019

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1849 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 370 410 490 680 895 1130 1230 1310 2275 2875 3500 4375 6875 13300 102500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 9200 38500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 310
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/19/2019 1849 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2118133921255758715191419-2----310
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--------------31------4
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Total--2118133921255758715191720-2----314
 --1 %0 %6 %4 %12 %7 %8 %18 %18 %2 %5 %6 %5 %6 %-1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/15/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 5987 $1,265.00
2/3/2008 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2484, 2484/Lot# 1781 $588.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2569 $776.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 3057 $2,232.50
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 103894 $326.36
6/8/2017 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1256/Lot# 7604 $648.60
2/22/2018 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1272/Lot# 5055 $1,320.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8749499901066115215581658188620482161272730573281352546176153123581293713549138531500618578
8999631015109512871591173419402086235028373132336238895129822112551131411365014237161970
00000017341940208623502837313233623889512982211255113141136501423700
000000181019942123253829473206344442535641102901274413345137521462200
1849 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820900941997110314771583179919492106262829603149340644315922119701257113134137461476718298
847914960103212281512165518492001228027393023323537484928793812170127591333814086159440
00000016551849200122802739302332353748492879381217012759133381408600
00000017271899205424542849308633204089542599541237112946135421442700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3406
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2628
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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