Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 33,140
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $19.68 (3/8/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 $1 MS obverse 1854 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is yet another low mintage date within a mostly low mintage decade. The silver dollar did not circulate domestically at this time, being worth more than one dollar when measured against gold coins. There is some indication that the coins may have circulated in the Far West, where inflation rendered their bullion premium meaningless, but if so these coins certainly were not preserved. Worn examples are very scarce in any grade, while Mint State coins are genuinely rare. A small cluster of gem and choice pieces have been certified, but there is some likelihood that these include duplicate submissions.

Just a single pair of dies produced this small issue, and each is unique to 1854. Therefore, the slight repunching visible on numeral 4 is of no significance. Most examples are well struck, being slightly superior to those of earlier years, though a bit of weakness on the eagle's leg feathers may be seen on some coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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1854 $1 MS
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Base $ 1200 2275 2250 5600 6250 6500 6850 8000 9000 10000 10750 11500 19000 27500 82500 130000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 47
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1854 $1 MS
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Base----2264256123626-----47
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Total----2264256123626-----47
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1834188621612614293635833730404842464389463048415015551560077138114131328113899145371560019274
1851197823122721315236323836411442944469470048995182567963848563120361348714112148911682520238
00000038364114429444694700489951825679638485631203613487141121489100
00000039424180434145504771495753485843676199881265813693143241524600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4630
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
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