Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 423,700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.10 (2/18/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1869 $1 MS obverse 1869 $1 MS reverse
Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

At 423,700 business strikes, the 1869 Liberty Seated dollar is on the high side among series mintages. Whatever happened to most of those coins is quite a mystery. Q. David Bowers notes in his Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia: 'In The Gobrecht Journal, March 1986, Harry E. Salyards, M.D. contributed 'Rarity of the 1869 Dollar,' which told of his survey of 57 different coins which appeared in 128 auction sales, 1975-1985. He noted that ? 36 Proofs [of just 600 made] appeared in comparison to only 23 business strikes. The latter broke down to eight Uncirculated coins and 14 in lesser grades.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/16/2020

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1869 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 325 395 425 650 1000 1300 1500 1900 2000 2250 3600 4000 5000 9000 85000 130000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4500 6500 22500 - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 141
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1869 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-231209106131713281310103-----140
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-231209106131713281310103-----140
 -1%2%1%14%6%7%4%9%12%9%1%6%9%7%7%2%----- 
1869 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1---------1
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total------------1---------1
 ------------100%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base783811908990112414771558184319892250246427813194356440645367111721293713543141691521318820
792843935103512421504165318922076232125702919331737314498730211760131391375214517164150
00000016531892207623212570291933173731449873021176013139137521451700
00000017481940216323932675305634413897493392371234913341139601486500
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 60
Points: 2781
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2464
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

USA Coin Album: America’s Coinage Abroad, Part One

4/8/2010 — There’s been little research done on the circulation of USA coins in other countries, so David W. Lange casts some light on this still-intriguing topic. Read on for the first part in a new series.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer