Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 173,000
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.73g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.89 (2/8/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1841 S$1 MS obverse 1841 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like all early Seated dollars, the 1841 is very scarce in Mint State. However, the patient collector will eventually encountered examples in the MS61 to MS63 grades. It is understandable why there are so few high grade 1841 dollars. There were few if any devoted numismatists at the time. No collector organizations existed until shortly prior to the Civil War. Occasional silver dollars may have been set aside for bank reserves, or as a store of wealth. Even then, the pieces were indifferently stored, since there was no collector value or interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2015

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1841 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 255 325 375 480 735 1175 1475 1600 2150 3500 4750 7900 17500 90000 - - - - -
$ 800 - 1575 1750 2350 3850 5250 8750 21000 97000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 265
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2908 $891.25
4/8/2012 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 2306 $360.00
2/24/2013 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 50517 $512.60
6/30/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 287 $600.00
12/5/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 8209 $414.78
4/22/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4808 $1,292.50
7/17/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 5200 $2,585.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 4305 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base709735865949111014331505186521062197255528853238373046696473117541231812902135071451418002
718778893100312181457162519452136231626653003340240435270823311942125131310413843156770
00000016251945213623162665300334024043527082331194212513131041384300
00000017452026216724362775312035664356587299941213012707133051417800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3730
Owner: T&R Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3238
Owner: JTO
 
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