Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.19 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 S$1 MS obverse 1850 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint delivered just 7,500 Silver Dollars in 1850, many of which were probably melted as soon as they entered circulation. This date is the first in a series of rare P-mint Silver Dollars from the 1850s. While the occasional VF or XF representative appears on the market, accurately graded AU survivors are elusive, and Mint State specimens are rare at all grade levels.

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Last Updated: 10/20/2016

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1850 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 485 650 825 1550 2150 3250 3775 4300 5550 6250 7250 9250 16000 39000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 19500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/5/2001 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1403, 1403/Lot# 1599 $2,300.50
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1687 $4,887.50
3/24/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions "2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(2)", 1138/Lot# 1222 $3,737.50
8/11/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 5138 $4,887.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3047 $1,955.00
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 103895 $577.50
6/4/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4744 $1,938.75
8/2/2017 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(4), 1258/Lot# 5308 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1025105912461477216124952614303331723486393543754539515861698631119701254213134137461476718298
103611211323170522722535275430793277363640824430474554956990974412161127391333814086159440
00000027543079327736364082443047455495699097441216112739133381408600
000000289331263381378542284484495258327810108571235112937135421442700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3935
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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