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: $20.29 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 $1 PF obverse 1854 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proofs of this date are more available than for earlier dates in the series, and that is due mostly to the creation of restrikes made a few years after the fact. Coin collecting in America first gained notoriety and popularity in the late 1850s, and it's believe that this provided the impetus for creating additional proofs. The most common (OC-P2) of the three die marriages known for proof 1854 silver dollars utilized a reverse die used previously to coin proofs dated 1859, a fact that may be established by studying die states. OC-P1 featured the perennial reverse die used to coin proofs from 1840 onward, 1854 representing its final appearance, and the very few examples from this marriage may be considered originals struck that same year. OC-P3 falls between the other two in rarity, but its products are generally lumped together with those of OC-P2 as simply Restrikes. The single obverse die employed for these two marriages reveals two misplaced, duplicate numerals 4, one embedded in Liberty's base and the other peering out from the denticles.

Osburn and Cushing estimate three original survivors and 40 restrikes. Gems are quite rare, as are any coins revealing Cameo or Ultra Cameo contrast.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 6/24/2019

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1854 $1 PF
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1854 $1 PF CA
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1854 $1 PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1854 $1 PF
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Base-------------176-1----15
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Total-------------176-1----15
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1854 $1 PF CA
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Total---------------1------1
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1854 $1 PF UC
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Base---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 $1 PF CA
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333333394430853881459050105363577264617565880197382457766957108649141289
00000039443085388145905010536357726461756588019738245776695700
0000003188633434161473951325472596267698053906110154385838132500
1854 $1 PF UC
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Base3333333330663885477352435628597365747543881796431089454860997521
33333331024333941814929537157436173689779679092100602554969824997521
0000003102433394181492953715743617368977967909210060255496982400
0000003204536124477508654995858637372208392936710477402048478800
1854 $1 PF
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Base333333332699344742614694504953675922682082479007102265076692385134561
333333390129483718440548125155555262217295850094132373964639106443141289
00000039012948371844054812515555526221729585009413237396463900
000000318003197398945494930526157376520777187539819372527851200
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 9007
Owner: Contursi
 
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