Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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Liberty Seated Dollars
Seated $1 1843 1843
EF40 ANACS OWH
507587
Choice $825 Deep Gray Toning, Steely Fields, Unspoiled and Attractive. 1990s ANACS grading brought the popular small white holder and accurate assessments. As a result, many of these holders have been left alone and still actively trade in the marketplace. Case in point is this naturally toned 1843 Seated half with crusty gray patina. Under that "skin" are steely fields which present themselves well under a bright light. In particular, the gun metal blues on the reverse are quite attractive. Abrasions are limited to one hidden contact mark to the right of the cap, otherwise the fields are close to pristine. Let's remember that we are discussing an EF coin that has seen circulation. Overall, a thoroughly pleasing type set possibility with perfect originality.
Seated $1 1845 1845
AU55 NGC Fatty
186058021
Market Acceptable $2300 New April 2! Market Acceptable, New Jersey Collection.. Rarity is the watchword when it comes to Seated dollars, and the 1845 issue easily qualifies with a low production level of 24,500 pieces. In an era when a day’s pay for an ordinary laborer was on the order of a dollar, there was a little demand for these hefty coins. This example reveals silver centers with deeper patina present at the rims. Glossy surfaces indicate an old wipe. NGC reports 40 coins in AU55, 30 examples in AU58, and just 19 pieces across all Mint State levels. The NGC price guide indicates a value of $2,450 in AU55. Housed in an NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) no line Fatty holder with brown label. PCGS #6931
Seated $1 1846 1846
MS62 NGC
5742416006
Choice $3650 Superbly Preserved, Rose-Gray Obverse Patina, Pristine Steely Fields, Fully Struck. An attractive and well preserved 1846 Seated dollar that warrants attention. Steely fields issue notable reflectance under angled lighting. This a fully choice example with intermixed mottled aquamarine, rose, and gray shades on the obverse while the reverse sports patches of olive surrounded by midnight blues. Fields are essentially unabraded and most pleasing during a 10x inspection. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Please note that the images emphasize greenish shades while the coin in hand will exhibit strong rose tones.
Seated $1 1846 1846
MS62 NGC
1740043003
Original $2175 New April 2! Near-Choice Orignal, New Jersey Collection.. Steely, mirrored surfaces highlight this early date Seated dollar. A light splash of maroon patina covers both sides. Note, the toning is not as heavy in the right obverse field as the image indicates. This example represents an optimal collector grade, with the NGC price guide rising from $3,250 n MS62 to $6,000 in MS63. As with all Seated dollars of the 1840s, Gem MS coins are rare and numbered in the single digits, if they exist at all, with the result that an MS62 piece is remarkably close to the finest known. NGC has graded 22 coins in MS62, with 37 pieces higher. Housed in an NGC Gen 14 (2003-2004) holder. PCGS #6932
Seated $1 1846 1846
VF30 PCGS
41026779
Choice HOLD
$600
New April 2! Choice Orignal, New Jersey Collection.. This piece represents an ideal collector coin, with even, coin-gray patina highlighted by lighter color at the high points. No stains or spots here, just an attractive, hairline-free example of a lower-mintage 19th century issue. Marks are well-distributed with no areas of concentration. One cannot have enough of such coins! The PCGS price guide value in VF30 is $800. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder. PCGS #6932
Seated $1 1846O 1846-O
AU53 NGC Fatty
196822008
Original HOLD
$1850
New April 2! Near-Choice Orignal, New Jersey Collection.. Mirrored fields reveal light gold patina on both sides. A few star points to the left are evident, while the reverse feathers and claws are more sharply defined. NGC notes 22 coins in AU53, 50 pieces at the AU55-AU58 levels, and 21 examples in Mint State. The NGC price guide is $1,750 in AU53. As is typical of Seated dollars, XF/AU pieces are in the sweet spot, with the MS60 value rising to $5,900. For the same money, we’d prefer three examples at this grade level, as compared to a slightly more lustrous but baggy MS60 coin. Housed in an NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) no line Fatty holder with brown label. PCGS #6933
Seated $1 1847 1847
VF30
NGC
610644008
Choice $825 Ideal Circulated Seated $1 for Type, Steely Fields, Light Gray Patina< CAC Approved. If seeking a fully original Seated dollar for a circulated type set, this 1847 would be an ideal candidate without breaking the bank. Fields retain their steely radiance with minimal abrasions which enabled nearly undisturbed visuals under a bright light. Toning is a light coin gray with the GFRC images being a tad darker than the actual presentation. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1849 1849
AU58 NGC
1975961001
Original $1950 New April 2! Near-Choice Orignal, New Jersey Collection.. Light gold patina overlays the partially mirrored surfaces of this Philadelphia piece. Straight-on viewing reveals steel gray color, with the toning more apparent under a bright light. Both shields exhibit light crust. Strike is typical, with a couple soft stars. As with most Seated dollars, production was minimal, with 62,600 examples struck in this year. NGC notes 58 pieces at the AU58 level, with 77 examples at all Mint State grades combined. The NGC price guide assigns a value of $1,900 in AU58. Housed in an NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder. PCGS #6936
Seated $1 1849 1849
AU55 NGC
3655708003
Choice $1550 New April 2! Choice Orignal, New Jersey Collection.. Thick skin reveals violet and purple color under a bright light, overlaid by deep slate patina on both sides. The NGC price guide value is $1,150, rising to $1,900 in AU58 and $2,650 at the MS60 level. Every collector is unique, but we like the idea of a near-MS example at less than half of the Mint State price. Like all Seated dollars, the overall population is low (334 coins at NGC, 517 pieces at PCGS) and compares favorably to “rarities” in the Morgan series, such as the 1889-CC or 1893-S, which number in the thousands. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. PCGS #6936
Seated $1 1859 1859
PF60 ANACS OWH
827647
Choice HOLD
$2650
Choice Original, Hairlined Consistent with Certified Grade, Emerald Collection.. Deep russet and blue colors fill the fields of this proof Seated dollar. Field hairlines are noted, consistent with the assigned grade, but this piece remains nicer than usual for a PR60 example, and GFRC Choice rating is warranted. Detail is sharp throughout and the intention of the Engraver is fully expressed. The withdrawal of large cents in 1857 spurred Americans to start looking at their pocket change, and the rising interest in the national coinage caused the Mint to begin striking proof coinage "on spec" rather than waiting for individual orders to arrive in the mail. Housed in an ANACS old white holder. PCGS #7002.
Seated $1 1860 1860
Genuine PCGS
06693011
Market Acceptable HOLD
$1500
New April 2! Market Acceptable, New Jersey Collection.. Reflective fields host russet patina on both sides. While not completely original, this is a well-detailed and nicely struck piece, with most star centers evident and the reverse feather detail completely defined. The PCGS population is 246 coins total, an especially low level given the operation of that service since 1986. The Coinage Act of 1853 resulted in an odd situation, where the Seated dollar contained more silver than two half dollars combined. As a result, the Mint charged $1.08 for each coin, and most of these were targeted to foreign trade where the overweight coins were readily accepted. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Genuine designation. PCGS #6949
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
MS62 PCGS
12021008
Original $2850 Brilliant Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Near-Choice Original, Accurately Graded, New Orleans Collection. The 1860-O Seated dollar issue was primary struck for overseas export though many of the 515,000 went into domestic circulation and remained there for years. It is not uncommon to see VF-EF 1860-O dollars in today's market place. During the Treasury 1962-1964 bag release, it is estimated that between 2000-6000 pieces were made available. Those piece are known for their brilliant luster although heavily bag marked. This New Orleans Collection example is most likely from that release based on the certified grade, luster, and field marks. The bright light eye appeal is compelling given the brilliant frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. This offering is priced to sell via a recent reduction after the 2023 Black Friday sale. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
MS62 NGC
692532001
Gem $2800 New April 2! Gem Orignal, New Jersey Collection.. The 1860-O Seated dollar is well known as a “hoard” coin, with several bags appearing during the Treasury releases in the 1960s. Most of these pieces are extremely baggy, apparently due to frequent movement of the thousand-dollar bags during their time in the Treasury vaults. The present example represents a remarkable exception, with only a few field lines evident, much less than usually seen. Blast white surfaces reveal creamy, frosty luster with light gold patina at the rims. The NGC census includes 168 pieces in MS62, with 101 coins finer. The NGC price guide value is $2,500, rising to $4,000 in MS63. This piece clearly deserves MS62-plus money, and it will be up to the bidders to determine the amount of the “plus.” Housed in an NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder. PCGS #6950
Seated $1 1870 1870
AU55 PCGS
41026784
Choice HOLD
$1400
New April 2! Choice Orignal, New Jersey Collection.. Light gold patina resides in the stars surrounding an untoned Liberty, while the reverse exhibits smoky color in the protected areas. Field marks are noted to the right of Liberty. While this is one of the more available dates in the Liberty Seated dollar series, the overall population, 261 pieces at PCGS, remains exceptionally low by U.S. rare coin standards. Collectors of this series tend to appreciate rarity, and most issues within the series remain attractively priced, given their minimal populations. PCGS notes 39 coins in AU55, 28 pieces in AU58, and 96 examples in all Mint State grades. The PCGS price guide value is $1,650. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder. PCGS #6963
Seated $1 1871 1871
AU58
NGC
5938878013
Choice $2400 New April 2! Near-Gem Original, Sooner Collection.. Blatantly original skin covers both sides of this CAC-approved piece. Coin gray centers lead toward deeper patina at the rims, while residual luster is easily activated under a light. The overall eye appeal is strong, and the next owner will be pleased. CAC has certified 128 coins total, with 11 pieces at AU58 and 36 examples in Mint State. While this date might be considered common among Seated dollars, it remains scarce in an absolute sense – by way of comparison, CAC has certified 843 examples of the 1889-CC Morgan dollar, a coin valued well into five figures at the same grade level. The CAC price guide value is $2,000 in AU58. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6966
Seated $1 1871 1871
EF40 PCGS
5251065
Original $725 New March 7! Near-Choice Orignal, New Jersey Collection. For those searching for a With Motto Seated dollar, this latest New Jersey Collection release warrants consideration. This lot has been off the market for decades and is housed in PCGS Gen3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. Steely fields are covered with a semi-transparent antique gray patina. Surfaces are mostly unabraded other than a horizontal line in the left facing wing that requires a 10x to locate. A well struck example with bold star centers in the left field and nearly fully defined stars in the right field.
Seated $1 1872S 1872-S
AU55 PCGS
4265098
Choice $9400 New April 2! Choice Orignal, New Jersey Collection.. This late date San Francisco piece represents one of the tougher issues in the Seated dollar series, with a mintage of 9,000 pieces and a price profile considerably advanced over “type coin” status. This example exhibits partially mirrored fields with scattered gold patina, and the overall appearance is pleasing. A few light lines are evident to the right of Liberty. Collectors paid little attention to these at the time of issue, and near-MS examples are challenging. PCGS notes 15 pieces in AU55, four coins in AU58, and 12 examples in all Mint State grades. The PCGS price guide value is $9,000 in AU55. This piece is a highlight of the New Jersey collection, and the next owner will have acquired a truly significant Seated dollar. Housed in a PCGS Gen3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. PCGS #6970
Trade Dollars
Trade $1 1873 1873
AU55 PCGS
25799720
Choice HOLD
$995
New April 4! Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. The surfaces of the GFRC-rated Choice example exhibit partial mirrors, accompanied by light rose patina at the rims, more intensely on the reverse. A few light lines in the left obverse field are noted, consistent with the assigned grade. This was the first regular-issue U.S. coin to plainly stated its weight and fineness, emphasizing the “trade” nature of the coin. PCGS notes 32 pieces in AU55, 28 coins in AU58, and 178 examples in Mint State. The PCGS price guide value is $1,250 in AU55. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. PCGS #7031
Trade $1 1873S 1873-S
AU53 PCGS
25799721
Original HOLD
$1075
New April 4! Near-Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. Partial mirrors radiate from steely surfaces, revealing light rose and russet patina on both sides. Faint lines are evident in the fields. Although the mintage exceeds that of the 1873 Philadelphia issue, most of the San Francisco coins made their way to Asia, and the survival rate is lower than that of the Philadelphia pieces. While the Carson City issue is the most desirable for this year, the San Francisco coins still stand above the Philadelphia pieces in terms of rarity. The PCGS census notes 21 coins in AU53, 76 pieces in AU55-AU58, and 113 examples in Mint State. The PCGS price guide value is $1,500. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. PCGS #7033
Trade $1 1874 1874
MS62 NGC
1270271001
Choice $1700 New April 4! Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. The even, untoned surfaces of this Philadelphia piece exhibit frosty luster, and the GFRC Choice rating fairly reflects the overall eye appeal. Liberty’s head and the stars are fully defined, while the right claws exhibit characteristic softness. Ideally, the Mint wished to coin Trade dollars at the western Mints, being the closest to Asia. However, capacity limitations dictated the production of nearly a million coins at the Philadelphia Mint in this year. Most of these were exported, and Mint State examples without chopmarks are desirable. The NGC census reports 20 pieces in MS62, with 48 pieces higher. The NGC price guide value is $1,900. Housed in an NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder. PCGS #7034
Trade $1 1874S 1874-S
MS62 PCGS OGH
2544545
Choice $1625 New April 4! Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. Steely-frosted surfaces pop with exceptional luster, and the eye appeal is readily evident. Nicely struck, with defined star points and most claws separated. A few micro field lines inhibit CAC certification, but this example is closer than most and easily stands above a typical MS62 example. PCGS has certified 122 coins in MS62 and 130 examples finer, with the highest being a pair of coins at MS65 and MS65+. The PCGS price guide indicates a value of $1,850 in MS62, rising to $2,750 in MS63. This piece is worthy of a premium above the MS62 value, and the amount will be determined by the bidding. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. PCGS #7036
Trade $1 1876 1876
MS62 PCGS
40040466
Choice $1625 New April 4! Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. Partial mirrors reflect light toning at the rims of this Centennial-dated piece. A few obverse hairlines at the head are evident, given precise orientation of a glass and a light source. Nicely struck, with ample claw detail. Type I obverse, with three fingers, and Type II reverse, with arrowhead above the 2. Most 1876 Trade dollars are Type I/II, as seen here. The II/II variety is rare, and cherrypickers will take note, as examples of this issue are frequently cataloged without attribution. PCGS notes 94 coins in MS62 with 299 examples finer. The PCGS price guide value is $1,850. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder. PCGS #7041
Trade $1 1877 1877
MS62 NGC
1500937001
Choice $1450 New April 4! Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. Grey-gold crust blankets nearly perfect surfaces, which exhibit reflective mirrors under a light source. Overall originality is close to CAC standards, and this GFRC-rated Choice piece stands above most MS62 examples. All coins fall on a continuum, and astute collectors will do well to pursue pieces that differentiate themselves from their peers. If paying MS62 money for a coin, why not acquire one of the better examples that can be had at that level? NGC notes 88 pieces at MS62 and 132 examples finer. The NGC price guide value is $1,200. Housed in an NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder. PCGS #7044
Trade $1 1877 1877
AU55 PCGS
25799722
Choice $725 New April 4! Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. Partially mirrored surfaces reveal light gold color throughout. Strike is typical, with a few soft stars. Faint obverse hairlines are evident under a glass, but the surfaces are smooth and otherwise mark-free for the grade. Following demonetization of Trade dollars in 1876, these pieces circulated at a discount, as falling silver prices reduced the bullion value of the coin to less than the face value. PCGS notes 105 coins in AU55, 87 pieces in AU58, and 354 examples at the Mint State level. The PCGS price guide in AU55 is $850. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. PCGS #7044
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
2697395
Gem $7950 New April 4! Exceptional Type Candidate, Gem Original.. The undisturbed, vibrant luster of this GFRC-rated Gem piece reveals soft rose-gold patina with traces of violet color here and there. The in-hand pop is exceptional, as expected for the grade level. Production in San Francisco was strong in this year, but this example clearly emerges toward the top of the census. Type II/II, as are all examples of this issue. Type II/I examples have been rumored without verification and would no doubt be accompanied by great publicity, should one of the services authenticate such an example. The CAC population report notes 241 coins total, with 16 pieces in MS65, three coins in MS66, and a single example at MS67. The CAC price guide indicates a value of $9,000 in MS65, rising to $22,000 in MS66. A prize for the high-end type collector or advanced Trade dollar specialist. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. PCGS #7046
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
MS62 PCGS OGH
9874566
Choice $1525 New April 4! Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. Frosty, untoned surfaces exhibit exceptional cartwheels for the given grade level, and a strong strike defines even the pesky claws to the right. Type II/II, as with all 1877-S Trade dollars. Most pieces were exported to China, although Q. David Bowers notes that U.S. speculators also acquired pieces at a discount from the face value, as falling silver prices reduced the bullion value of the coin. The PCGS census notes 325 coins in MS62 with 501 pieces finer. The PCGS price guide indicates a value of $1,850 in MS62. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. PCGS #7046
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
AU55 NGC
4460727005
Choice $600 Choice Original, Steely Fields, Olive-Gray Patina, Nice Cartwheels. A well preserved and thoroughly pleasing 1877-S Trade dollar that I would not mind having in a personal collection. This example is nicely balanced between unabraded steely fields, crusty olive gray patina, and residual luster that provides reasonable cartwheels given the thicker toning. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for those who enjoy and respect truly original Trade dollars. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Trade $1 1878S 1878-S
AU58 PCGS
25799723
Original $835 New April 4! Near-Choice Original, New Jersey Collection.. Untoned silver-gray surfaces reveal light field rub, with cartwheels remaining healthy for the grade level. Star centers are defined, while a few of the claw joints to the right blend together. The Bowers reference notes that some portion of the 1878-S mintage was likely melted, but exact figures are unknown. In any case, this issue of the Trade dollar is far more desirable than the 1878-S Morgan dollar struck later in the year. The PCGS census indicates 243 pieces in AU58, with 600 examples across the Mint State grades. The PCGS price guide value is $1,050. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. PCGS #7048
Trade $1 1878S 1878-S
AU58
NGC
3475382001
Choice $950 New April 4! Uniform Crusted Patina, Choice Original.. Thick gold-gray crust blankets both sides, as a light source reveals steely surfaces underneath. This piece exhibits a typical “John Albanese” look, with heavy skin atop original, hairline-free fields. This year represents the final issue of circulation strike Trade dollars, as the passage of the Brand-Allison Act on February 28, 1878 led toward the creation of the now ubiquitous Morgan dollar. CAC notes 195 coins total, with 20 pieces in AU58 and 82 examples across the Mint State bands. The CAC price guide value is $992 in AU58. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. PCGS #7048