Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $19.59 (3/8/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 $1 PF obverse 1850 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

As with all proofs before the mid-1850s, the 1850 proof silver dollar is rare. Proof mintages were not recorded prior to the 1860s, as the coins were created and sold in a manner more akin to that used for medals. Perhaps two dozen exist, with very few of these achieving gem status.

Only one die marriage is confirmed. It combines the obverse subsequently used to coin currency strikes with the familiar reverse of 1840 used for nearly all dates of pre-1855 proof dollars. The numeral 0 in the date is repunched at its lower left. Both Walter Breen's proof book (1989 edition) and Q. David Bowers' 1993 silver dollar encyclopedia mention a second die marriage that utilized a different obverse paired with a reverse die used for 1848 dollars, but Osburn and Cushing were not able to locate a confirmation piece.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/24/2019

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1850 $1 PF
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1850 $1 PF CA
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1850 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-3811----14
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Total------------1-3811----14
 ------------7%-21%57%7%7%---- 
1850 $1 PF CA
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Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1-1----2
 ---------------50%-50%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 $1 PF CA
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Base3333333330733894478352545582664473407704890595541086755808101405134561
3333333102633464190494053635936687674618104912199912584771007112457141289
000000310263346419049405363593668767461810491219991258477100700
0000003204936204486509754726290710875828504933710429408278620600
1850 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332936373045915049536764007077743186019234105155390297951134561
333333398032004017474351555711662571957821881296612497768585110154141289
00000039803200401747435155571166257195782188129661249776858500
0000003195834654304489652616055685173138211902310088394398326800
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 9234
Owner: Contursi
 
Grade: PF 64
Points: 7431
Owner: NW Collections
 
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