Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 63,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.11 (2/18/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $1 MS obverse 1856 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although produced in greater numbers, the 1856 (63,500 pieces) is more difficult to locate than the 1855 in circulated grades. In Mint State, both issues are similar in rarity, and both are underappreciated by most collectors in today's hobby.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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1856 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 780 1000 1450 2150 3400 3500 3850 4200 5300 5700 6000 7250 12000 20000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 6350 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1856 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---2232106773-542------53
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------------1---------1
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Total---22321067731542------54
 ---4%4%6%4%19%11%13%13%6%2%9%7%4%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base988102111241290173024332555288530803506365738524016449957027198116201218012759133581435817818
99910551179143719642474266529503222355637223907417749006201867211807123731295913691155110
00000026652950322235563722390741774900620186721180712373129591369100
000000277530153364360737873961433853016699101461199312566131581402500
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Grade: AU Details
Points: 1443
Owner: 123cents
 
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