Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $21.45 (5/17/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 $1 MS obverse 1852 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The non-proof silver dollars of 1852 have much in common with those of 1851, but this date is somewhat more rare. As with the previous year, most survivors are Mint State or close to it, as their bullion value exceed their face value when struck and for some years thereafter. This prevented them from circulating freely, and it's supposed that this token quantity was produced to balance the accounts of those depositing bullion at the mint.

A single die marriage has been confirmed for 1852 non-proofs, though a second may exist that paired the same obverse with the venerable Reverse A of 1848 used in each of the preceding four years. In their definitive book on this series, co-authors Osburn and Cushing explained that such a coin was reported as a proof, but added that this die pairing would more likely have been used for currency pieces. Confusing MS and PF coins is possible with this date, as the small circulating mintage was not sufficient for the die fields to lose their initial polish.

1852 tend to display some weakness at the obverse upper stars and atop the eagle's right wing, but collectors cannot be picky when attempting to locate one of the very rare non-proofs dollars of this year.

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Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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1852 $1 MS
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Base $ - - - - 24500 27000 30500 34000 38000 40000 41000 41500 70000 95000 150000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1852 $1 MS
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base381339024565546662487077737476517756805884288686904694851048711123135591418514833155031661820462
384341234865572765247176746676867857818185148806919298191069911935137681440115056158751789921485
0000007466768678578181851488069192981910699119351376814401150561587500
00000075597721795783058600892693391015310911127471397614617152801624600
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