Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 255,700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $19.59 (3/4/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 $1 MS obverse 1859 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though this issue had a large mintage for its series, survivors are in limited supply. The attrition rate was quite high, with Osburn/Cushing estimating that only a thousand or so pieces exist today. These are spread across four die marriages which resulted from a like number of reverse dies paired with three obverses, OC-1 and OC-2 sharing an obverse die. As none of these dies possess any particularly interesting features, the collecting of this date by die marriages is nearly unknown.

Most 1859(P) silver dollars are well struck, with weakness being seen on some in the usual problem areas of Liberty's head, the star centrals and the upper edge of the eagle's right wing (viewer's left). This issue is usually encountered in the higher circulated grades, with well worn pieces and Mint State coins being rare. The certified population at the MS 64 level is likely exaggerated through multiple submissions, and gems are nearly unknown.

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Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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1859 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 375 425 485 1000 1150 1300 1550 2100 2875 3350 4000 4500 5200 12000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1859 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1---5310866103451114------86
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Total1---5310866113451114------87
 1%---6%3%11%9%7%7%13%3%5%6%13%16%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8028299661073124616091707200921242368267129853216367544586248111721171612278128611383317202
81187510021131136716421808204722052469277630623369393650557889113531190312472131851495618062
00000018082047220524692776306233693936505578891135311903124721318500
00000019082086228725702880313935224197565195311153512091126671350900
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 2009
Owner: 123cents
 
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