Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 470
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $21.22 (5/14/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 $1 PF obverse 1864 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

With silver coins not circulating except in the far western states and territories, the mintage of silver dollars in 1864 was low for both proofs and currency strikes. It's thus all the more remarkable that no fewer than four die marriages are known for the modest proof issue. Three obverse dies were paired with the two reverse dies used previously for the 1863 proof silver dollars.

Gems are available in limited numbers, as are Cameo proofs. The certified population data is likely a bit high for both due to resubmissions over the years.

Persons purchasing proof coins in 1864 had to pay twice the established price when tendering federal paper currency, these notes falling to half the value of their hard money equivalents this year. The Union Army's war was at its most discouraging stage that summer, but the capture of Atlanta in September and Sherman's sweep of Georgia over the next few months finally reversed both the army's setbacks and the USA dollar's decline.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/24/2019

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1864 $1 PF
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1864 $1 PF CA
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 153
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1864 $1 PF
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Base---------1331220224514823--133
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Total---------1331320224614823--135
 ---------1%2%2%10%15%16%34%10%6%1%2%-- 
1864 $1 PF CA
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Base------------1-5662----20
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Total------------1-51062----24
 ------------4%-21%42%25%8%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 $1 PF CA
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0000003303101613731704190721922612314544396026771499912197100
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1864 $1 PF UC
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Base333333339541309171419362124263129213991584670279854111974568382229
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00000033201072144417881998229327273277460962397969103012269200
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1864 $1 PF
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Base333333338471173154717531928240126713675542765459234105154257776680
33333332849551297161518112085249130054259579974419661212025394480514
000000328495512971615181120852491300542595799744196612120200
00000035651064142216841869224325813340484361728337100883188900
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 6545
Owner: mr cool
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 6545
Owner: Simpson
 
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