US Seated Liberty Dollar (Fakes are possible)  1840 to 1873
US Seated Liberty Dollar (Fakes are possible) 1840 to 1873

Hi Alex -- Apparently you have a genuine 1847 seated Liberty silver dollar without a mint mark, which is one of the more common dates.

If Alex's coin had no problems, i.e., it did not have the scratches and nicks as described, but was a typical, problem-free 1847 SL dollar, it would catalog about $300 US dollars in worn condition. With the damage, Alex, I am sorry to report you are probably down around $100 catalog value. Be sure you understand what 'catalog' means. Look in our Important Terminology definition (link at upper left).


These old silver dollar issues are quite scarce and are highly sought by collectors. If you have a well preserved coin with only a little wear, like the coin in the picture, it would be worth much more. Here are some typical catalog values:

worn: $250 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $400
almost uncirculated: $700
fully uncirculated: $2000

The values above apply to the common dates in this series. But there are some break-the-bank dates and mint marks that are worth much more. The values below are for coins in average circulated condition:

1851: $27000
1852: $20000
1858: $12000
1871CC: $7500
1872CC: $4700
1873CC: $18300

Then there is the 1870S SL dollar. Catalog value for this one *starts* at $100,000 in worn condition, and goes up from there, cataloging at 1 million straight in fully uncirculated condition!

There are also some decent dates, as listed below. The dollar amount after the date and mint mark is the approximate catalog value for average circulated coins.

1848: $700 US dollars approximate catalog value for average circulated coins
1850: $1200
1850O: $1000
1854: $2800
1855: $2400
1856: $1000
1857: $1000
1859S: $1100
1861: $1350
1862: $1000
1863, 1864, 1865: $700
1870CC: $1800

As always, and especially in recent times, one must be careful of counterfeits of valuable coins. Go to this CoinQuest page for a convincing fake.

If you have an undamaged seated dollar in better than average circulated condition, you should have it authenticated, graded, and encapsulated by one of the following professional services: PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG. Look these up on the Internet. Do not use other services.

Coin: 1049 , Genre: United States
Requested by: alex, Wed, 19-Aug-2009 05:40:10 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 29-Jun-2013 22:40:37 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 17-Apr-2015 13:37:23 GMT
Requester description: 1847 Has a seated liberty on front. On the back it has the American eagle with 'ONE DOL.' right below it.
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Hi these liberty dollars are nice I have some they way 27 grams and are not steel really good grad as well but how can I be sure there not copy's they date from 1840 to 1878 I have 15 different dates I think there ok but if you say they are copy's how much each would they be worth yours Fred - Fred
Counterfeits are worth zero. Liberty dollars are often counterfeited. The best way to ensure genuine coins is to deal only with people you know and trust. Unless they are clearly fakes (e.g., mushy strike, errors in the pattern, air holes from casting, etc.) you must have them professionally authenticated. Good authentication services are PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have near 1873cc I want sale
- galu
Please enter your free advertisement for your coin on this web site. We do not allow sales from comments like this, but you can click the 'Buy and Sell' button above to create a free advertisement for your seated dollar. The site gets about 15000 page hits daily, and one could turn into a sale for you. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a dollar like the picture buts its not 1871, its 1840
What Would be approximatly the value !? - Michael
1840 is a common date. See the common date section of this page. To reach the values shown, your coin must be free of damage such as scratches, stains, cleanings, nicks, gouges, and the like. - CoinQuest (Paul)






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