1 Dollar "Seated Liberty"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1840-1866
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 11472
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References KM# 71
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

A seated figure of Liberty dividing 13 stars above representing the original 13 colonies around the rim and the date at the bottom

Lettering:
1864
LIBERTY

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Reverse

Eagle with the denomination below and the country name at the top

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE DOL.

Translation:
United States of America
One Dollar

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Edge

Milled

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

All mintages after 1866 can be considered very rare up to ultra-rare (marked) and are prized very valuably.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1840  61 005 12%
1840  1.3% Proof
1841  173 000 3%
1842  184 618 9%
1842  1.3% Proof
1843  165 100 10%
1844  20 000 5%
1845  24 500 9%
1845  1.3% Proof
1846  110 600 7%
1846  1.9% Proof
1846 O 59 000 6%
1847  140 750 12%
1847  3% Proof
1848  15 000 4%
1848  1.3% Proof
1849  62 600 4%
1849  1.3% Proof
1850  7 500 3%
1850  1.3% Proof
1850 O 40 000 4%
1851  1 300 1.9%
1851  1.9% Proof
1852  1 100 1.9%
1852  0.6% Proof
1853  46 110 4%
1853  1.3% Proof
1854  33 140 1.9%
1854  1.9% Proof
1855  26 000 3%
1855  1.3% Proof
1856  63 500 3%
1856  1.9% Proof
1857  94 000 3%
1857  1.3% Proof
1858  800 1.3% Proof only
1859  256 500 4%
1859  1.3% Proof
1859 O 360 000 12%
1859 S 20 000 3%
1860  218 930 3%
1860  1.9% Proof
1860 O 515 000 $ 233 11%
1861  78 500 3%
1861  1.9% Proof
1862  12 090 5%
1862  1.9% Proof
1863  27 660 1.9%
1863  1.3% Proof
1864  31 170 4%
1864  1.3% Proof
1865  47 000 6%
1865  1.3% Proof
1866  2 3% 2 issues known without motto

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