1840 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar

1840 Seated Liberty Silver Dollars
1840 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar Values

Coin Info

Melt Value
$11.40
Country
United States
Type
Silver Coin
Metal Content
0.77344 t oz
Face Value
$1 USD
Mintage
61,005
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1840

1840 Liberty Seated dollars are the first coins in a series of silver dollars that was designed by noted United States Mint engraver Christian Gobrecht. Seated Liberty silver dollars were issued by the Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City, and San Francisco Mints from 1840 through 1873 and saw widespread use in the United States particularly during the 1840s and 1850s. By the end of the 1850s the silver value of these coins increased as bullion prices soared, and Seated Liberty dollars soon saw the bulk of their use in foreign trade. This, in part, gave rise to the creation of the United States Trade silver dollar in 1873.

The 1840 Liberty Seated dollar was struck only at the Philadelphia Mint, where 61,005 pieces were made. The typical value of these pieces ranging from $350 in a grade of Very Good-8 up to more than $4,500 for uncirculated specimens. Proof specimens trade for around $30,000. It should be noted that all Liberty Seated silver dollars are scarce, and are most especially so in the context of the relatively few problem-free specimens that have not been cleaned and exhibit no significant signs of damage.

1840 Liberty Seated dollars are made from a composition consisting of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. The coins weigh 26.73 grams and contain 0.77344 ounces of pure silver. These silver dollars measure 38.1 millimeters in diameter, which still serves as the standard width of United States silver dollars.



1840 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar Past Sales & Prices

1840 Liberty Seated Dollar PCGS XF40 XF 40 Nice Original Coin No Problems
Sale Price: $732.22
Date Sold: May 10, 2016
1840 Liberty Seated Dollar PCGS XF40 XF 40 Nice Original Coin No Problems
AVC- 1840 SEATED LIBERTY DOLLAR NGC VF DETAILS
Sale Price: $267.33
Date Sold: April 17, 2016
AVC- 1840 SEATED LIBERTY DOLLAR NGC VF DETAILS
C7336- 1840 SEATED LIBERTY DOLLAR NGC VF35 - 61,005 MINTED
Sale Price: $700.00
Date Sold: April 16, 2016
C7336- 1840 SEATED LIBERTY DOLLAR NGC VF35 - 61,005 MINTED
1840 Liberty Seated Dollar / First Year Type Coin / AU-Details / EF-45
Sale Price: $950.00
Date Sold: April 12, 2016
1840 Liberty Seated Dollar / First Year Type Coin / AU-Details / EF-45
1840 PCGS XF Details Seated Liberty Silver Dollar
Sale Price: $465.00
Date Sold: March 28, 2016
1840 PCGS XF Details Seated Liberty Silver Dollar
1840 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar $1 NGC VF 35, Stack's W 57th St Collection
Sale Price: $525.00
Date Sold: March 27, 2016
1840 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar $1 NGC VF 35, Stack's W 57th St Collection
1840 Seated Liberty Dollar Fine Details 1st Year Issue ANACS F DETAILS
Sale Price: $240.00
Date Sold: March 23, 2016
1840 Seated Liberty Dollar Fine Details 1st Year Issue ANACS F DETAILS
1840 SEATED LIBERTY DOLLAR NGC XF 40 >>>SUPER FAST FREE SHIPPING!!!
Sale Price: $599.99
Date Sold: March 09, 2016
1840 SEATED LIBERTY DOLLAR NGC XF 40 >>>SUPER FAST FREE SHIPPING!!!
1840 Seated Liberty $1 NGC G4
Sale Price: $295.00
Date Sold: February 25, 2016
1840 Seated Liberty $1 NGC G4

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