1841 $1 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dollars 1836-1873

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

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PCGS PR63

PCGS PR63

PCGS #:
6982
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
15
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5 R-9.7 2 / 27 TIE 2 / 38 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 2 / 27 TIE 2 / 38 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 27 TIE 1 / 38 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5
60 or Better 5
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.7
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 27 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 27 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 27 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 38 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 38 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 38 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6982 (PR) 64

Hollinbeck Coin Co. Mail Bid Sale 2/1953:29 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 5/1998:1672 - Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 11/2004:1506, $149,500 - Bowers & Merena “Rod Sweet Collection” 7/2005:1002, $166,750 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4331, $141,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98604, $94,000

2 PR63 PCGS grade

J.C. Morgenthau “George B. Hussey” 3/1940:123 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 10/1992:581 - Superior 7/1993:553, $14,850 - Bowers & Merena “Kenneth C. Long” 5/1995:1211, $16,500 - Kaufman Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3022, $74,750

3 PR62 estimated grade

Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Jack Roe Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1945:435 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl “Golden Jubilee Sale” 5/1950:811 - Amon G. Carter, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 1/1984:247, $3,960 - Queller Family Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2138, $74,750

3 PR62 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2205, $16,500 - Dr. John L. Pellegrini Collection - Heritage 7/2005:10257, $74,750

5 Grade unknown

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

 
	PCGS #6982 (PR) 64 
#1 PR64 PCGS grade

Hollinbeck Coin Co. Mail Bid Sale 2/1953:29 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 5/1998:1672 - Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 11/2004:1506, $149,500 - Bowers & Merena “Rod Sweet Collection” 7/2005:1002, $166,750 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4331, $141,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98604, $94,000

#2 PR63 PCGS grade

J.C. Morgenthau “George B. Hussey” 3/1940:123 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 10/1992:581 - Superior 7/1993:553, $14,850 - Bowers & Merena “Kenneth C. Long” 5/1995:1211, $16,500 - Kaufman Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3022, $74,750

#3 PR62 estimated grade

Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Jack Roe Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1945:435 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl “Golden Jubilee Sale” 5/1950:811 - Amon G. Carter, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 1/1984:247, $3,960 - Queller Family Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2138, $74,750

#3 PR62 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2205, $16,500 - Dr. John L. Pellegrini Collection - Heritage 7/2005:10257, $74,750

#5 Grade unknown

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

Ron Guth:

Proof 1841 Silver Dollars are extremely rare. Approximately five examples are known, but one is in the Smithsonian Institution, while the others seem to have found good homes. The Pittman example, perhaps the finest known, bounced around for a few years and last sold in 2013.

In 1841, the Mint did not have a regulated program for the production and sale of Proof coins. Rather, collectors who had a special relationship with the Mint could visit the facility and select their own coins. Mintages were not recorded, so researchers must rely on carefully compiled lists to guess how many of each denomination have survived. The number of surviving Silver Dollars is much smaller than the number of 1841 Quarter Eagles, for example, but seems to be in line with the other denominations from this year.