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: $11.49 (4/23/2019)
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: 4/23/2019

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1856 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 680 910 1160 1810 2175 3650 4000 4750 5625 5950 6250 8125 13500 26000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 6350 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
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: 4/23/2019 1856 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---2233106773-542------54
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------------1---------1
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Total---22331067731542------55
 ---4 %4 %5 %5 %18 %11 %13 %13 %5 %2 %9 %7 %4 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2009 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2754 $1,207.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3052 $1,391.50
1/2/2012 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 650, 657/Lot# 299 $805.00
12/16/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3399, 3399/Lot# 3084 $2,415.00
12/22/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 158947 $1,925.00
8/5/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4650 $1,645.00
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3221 $6,462.50
10/27/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98594 $14,100.00
4/27/2016 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3681 $2,115.00


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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