Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $20.10 (6/24/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 $1 PF obverse 1870 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

While the Philadelphia Mint may have coined 1,000 proofs of this date, the numbers surviving suggest that some portion of this number remained on hand at the end of the year. The usual course of action was to melt the unsold proofs, though at various times during the latter decades of the 19th Century the Mint was known to simply mix these pieces in with deliveries of currency strikes. The absence of Details graded specimen suggests that the remainders were destroyed.

A single obverse die was paired with three reverses for a like number of marriages. One reverse die was unique to this year, another had been used previously in 1869, and the third was a veteran of proof silver dollar production during the years 1866-69.

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Last Updated: 6/25/2019

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1870 $1 PF
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1870 $1 PF CA
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1870 $1 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 214
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: 6/22/2021 1870 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------158162640471512----170
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Total---------158162640481512----171
 ---------1%3%5%9%15%23%28%9%7%---- 
1870 $1 PF CA
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Base-----------1176111031---40
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Total-----------1176111032---41
 -----------2%2%17%15%27%24%7%5%--- 
1870 $1 PF UC
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Base----------------31----4
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Total----------------311---5
 ----------------60%20%20%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 $1 PF CA
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33333332939841333165918612140253730554193555571408814197985099676033
000000329398413331659186121402537305541935555714088141979800
0000003583109514611729192322952623340046416021779291843004300
1870 $1 PF UC
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Base33333333925127116681886207925612828389650626713871998544148174536
333333331010401403174019502239265031844284561273819097203965249978263
0000003310104014031740195022392650318442845612738190972039600
0000003617115515351813201424002739354046736162805094753093800
1870 $1 PF
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Base33333333820113815051707188623352585358648886248815392343879069741
33333332759261260157217662035241829184020534168838513190864910773228
000000327592612601572176620352418291840205341688385131908600
0000003547103213821639182621852501325244545794751888732893800
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 8814
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 6248
Owner: mr cool
 
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