Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,073,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.46 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 S$1 MS obverse 1871 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With slightly more than 1 million coins produced, it is little wonder that the 1871 is the most common Seated Dollar. While numerous coins were probably exported, enough were produced to guarantee that domestic economic channels would see their fair share toward the end of the 1870s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/20/2016

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1871 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 335 350 430 565 850 1000 1200 1525 1950 2375 3000 4400 6500 63500 130000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 5250 13000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 813
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1753 $1,782.50
9/6/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 175, 181/Lot# 8469 $437.00
12/2/2010 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8144 $488.75
10/13/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8923 $431.25
3/18/2013 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3422, 3422/Lot# 2433 $850.00
7/11/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6290 $205.63
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 205860 $150.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865949106612901363168317991969216125552754305736944565107881293713543141691521318820
75680489398811411314147017221856203322922621285532693984663911504131391375214517164150
00000014701722185620332292262128553269398466391150413139137521451700
00000015761760191220972424268829563482427587141222113341139601486500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 12937
Owner: mr cool
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2754
Owner: Tweed Collection
 
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