Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,500
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 (5/1/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 S$1 MS obverse 1850 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint delivered just 7,500 Silver Dollars in 1850, many of which were probably melted as soon as they entered circulation. This date is the first in a series of rare P-mint Silver Dollars from the 1850s. While the occasional VF or XF representative appears on the market, accurately graded AU survivors are elusive, and Mint State specimens are rare at all grade levels.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/16/2015

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1850 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 445 580 775 1550 2300 3200 3900 4450 5500 8250 11250 17000 37350 95000 - - - - -
$ 2600 - 4200 4850 6000 9750 13000 19000 42500 105000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 115
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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3/9/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24033, 24033/Lot# 11448 $4,513.75
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1688 $1,782.50
10/16/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2105, 2105/Lot# 1552 $7,616.00
9/13/2006 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 2443 $2,645.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3047 $1,955.00
11/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3834 $1,424.10
4/14/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 107106 $1,320.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1025105912461477216124952614303331723486393543754539515861698631119701254213134137461476718298
103611211323170522722535275430793277363640824430474554956990974412161127391333814086159440
00000027543079327736364082443047455495699097441216112739133381408600
000000289331263381378542284484495258327810108571235112937135421442700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3935
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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