1 Dollar "Seated Liberty" with motto

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1866-1873
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 27871
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 100
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Seated Liberty looking right above her shoulder, with a cap on a stick and a shield, 13 stars around

Lettering: 1870

Designer: 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 arrows and olive branch in talons, banner with motto above

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN GOD WE TRUST
ONE DOL.

Designer: 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

Reeded

1 Dollar "Seated Liberty" (with motto) -  obverse

© Harryg

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
CC United States Mint, Carson City, United States (1870-1899)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 412½ grains.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1866  48 900 5%
1866  725 0% Proof
1867  46 900 4%
1867  625 0% Proof
1868  162 100 7%
1868  600 0% Proof
1869  423 700 6%
1869  600 0% Proof
1870  415 000 9%
1870  1 000 0% Proof
1870 CC 11 758 10%
1870 S 15 4%
1871  1 073 800 $ 274 41%
1871  960 0% Proof
1871 CC 1 376 2%
1872  1 105 500 38%
1872  950 0% Proof
1872 CC 3 150 5%
1872 S 9 000 5%
1873  293 000 11%
1873  600 0% Proof
1873 CC 2 300 5%
1873 S 700 4%

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