Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $19.64 (3/8/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 $1 PF obverse 1869 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint used three different obverse dies to deliver 600 proof Seated Dollars in 1869. Survivors are most easily attributable by the orientation of the shield point relative to the 1 in the date. Most of the 423,700 business strikes originally produced were exported to the Orient with the result that Mint State survivors are scarce to rare in all grades.

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 6/25/2019

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1869 $1 PF
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1869 $1 PF CA
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1869 $1 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 203
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1869 $1 PF
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Base---------1351121395015114---160
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Total---------1351121395015115---161
 ---------1%2%3%7%13%24%31%9%7%3%--- 
1869 $1 PF CA
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Base---------1--1896432---34
----------------221---5
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Total---------1--1896753---40
 ---------3%--3%20%23%15%18%13%8%--- 
1869 $1 PF UC
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Base-------------121131---9
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Total-------------121131---9
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 $1 PF CA
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Base33333333903124316331847198524512710374650766488844595544027572377
333333330310161373170418932140253730554189554671408814197945097575996
0000003303101613731704189321402537305541895546714088141979400
0000003603112915031775193922952623340046326017779291843003400
1869 $1 PF UC
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Base33333333954130917141936207925612828389652646713871998544167874881
333333332010721444178819832239265031844352574773819097204625274578625
0000003320107214441788198322392650318443525747738190972046200
0000003637119015791862203124002739354048086230805094753107000
1869 $1 PF
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Base33333333847117315471753188623352585358648766248815392343877769707
33333332849551297161517972035241829184016533368838513190814908773192
000000328495512971615179720352418291840165333688385131908100
0000003565106414221684184121852501325244465790751888732892900
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 6248
Owner: mr cool
 
Grade: PF 65 CAMEO
Points: 6017
Owner: Simpson
 
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