Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 46,110
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.60 (10/13/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 $1 MS obverse 1853 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 46,110 Silver Dollars in 1853, a sizeable total, especially when one considers that old tenor silver coins of all denominations had ceased to circulate after the discovery of gold in California. While most Seated Dollars produced in the 1850s were exported, Bowers suggests that a decent number of coins dated 1853 remained within the United States. Indeed, representatives of the 1853 delivery are among the most plentiful Seated Dollars from this decade in today's market. We caution bidders, however, that most 1853 Dollars extant are circulated to one degree or another. Bowers does note that a small hoard of Mint State examples may have come to light in the 1970s or early 1980s, all of which are either brilliant or golden toned with thickly frosted luster.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1853 $1 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 156
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
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: 10/8/2019 1853 $1 MS
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Base--1-446671625-1422143411----155
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Total--1-446671626-1422143411----156
 --1 %-3 %3 %4 %4 %4 %10 %17 %-9 %14 %9 %22 %1 %1 %---- 
1853 $1 MS Prooflike
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1876 $3,105.00
12/20/2004 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1977, 1977/Lot# 1720 $1,705.00
8/3/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68082, 68082/Lot# 62251 $5,550.00
8/6/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 399, 405/Lot# 7059 $1,152.30
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 2134 $4,112.50
11/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 9655 $558.13
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 203487 $12,111.00
11/10/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26149 $1,116.25
2/22/2018 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1272/Lot# 5061 $1,680.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8188479821124136319692087217922502464275433453467385244996089112941311213723143561540919050
8288921029120415652008211822032321256129513386359540685029782411900133161393414707166230
00000021182203232125612951338635954068502978241190013316139341470700
00000021482226239326573148342637244283555995591250613519141451505800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 13112
Owner: Tradedollarnut
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3467
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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