Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.97 (2/20/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 S$1 PF obverse 1859 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The second year in which the Mint made a concerted effort to market proofs to the collecting public, 1859 witnessed the production of a respectable total of 800 Seated Dollars. Based on the number of coins extant, it is unlikely that more than 450 examples were actually sold by year's end. The balance of the mintage went to the melting pot. While there are enough lower grade survivors to satisfy less discerning collectors, the specialist who has one eye on aesthetic appeal and the other on technical quality will soon find that the proof 1859 was not a carefully preserved issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/20/2016

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1859 S$1 PF
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1859 S$1 PF Cameo
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1859 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 149
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/3/2005 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2245 $32,200.00
4/16/2008 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2348 $51,750.00
2/1/2009 NGC PF 66   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1116 $25,300.00
6/18/2009 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 385, 391/Lot# 6719 $11,500.00
2/21/2010 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 2814, 2814/Lot# 1964 $3,910.00
3/24/2010 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 1237 $6,037.50
6/3/2012 NGC PF 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 55134 $1,926.10
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2406 $5,875.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339491303170719282124243327273668542765459234105154268376785
33333333181067143717801993222725313040425457997441966121237540500
0000003318106714371780199322272531304042545799744196612123700
00000036331185157218542058233026293354484061728337100883196000
1859 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333310101379179920292233255228573830564367949554108674429079652
33333333381133151918752097233926533181443460267714999122008560770
0000003338113315191875209723392653318144346026771499912200800
00000036741256165919522165244527553505503864108634104293314900
1859 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333310661450188621242335266529803983584670279854111974579682339
333333335711941595196521942445277033144604623979691030122730579770
00000033571194159519652194244527703314460462397969103012273000
00000037111322174020442264255528753648522566338911107493426300
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 9661
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 9554
Owner: mr cool
 
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