Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 165,100
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.73g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.86 (4/29/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 S$1 MS obverse 1843 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1843 is a large mintage Seated dollar with a production of 165,100 pieces. It is curious that this date is so common in circulated grades and so rare in the better grades of Uncirculated. When Bowers wrote his dollar book in 1993, he quoted a much earlier article by Bruce Amspacher who stated (in 1982): 'But with a mintage of over 165,000 one (MS65) has to exist somewhere, doesn't it?' Well, not necessarily. None have been certified by either of the major services to date (6/08).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2015

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1843 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 270 325 375 450 650 1075 1250 1450 1950 2600 4150 7850 21000 - - - - - -
$ 715 - 1375 1600 2150 2850 4750 8500 51400 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 501
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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11/24/2010 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 2966, 2966/Lot# 1572 $97.75
2/9/2014 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 872 $351.00
6/16/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20536 $376.00
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 163132 $775.00
9/22/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 865 $552.00
11/6/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 8042 $705.00
9/6/2015 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131537/Lot# 25699 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7397648659491066133314101776192820872433267128073506465669517334773381478578930111834
7477988939881155135915321827198122022512271630403889542170797467787182918819101450
0000001532182719812202251227163040388954217079746778718291881900
0000001654187720342318259227623273427361867206760080098434906000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2087
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 1066
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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