1851 Seated Liberty Dollar

Last updated: June, 10 2022

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1851 Liberty Seated Dollar in average condition to be worth $6700.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $35,000.00.


1851 Seated Liberty Dollar
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  • Year: 1851
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Liberty Seated Dollar
  • Price: $6700.00-$35000.00+
  • Face Value: 1.00 USD
  • Produced: 1,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.7735 oz.
  • Melt Value: $23.45





Notes: There are a few variances of these coins. The main point to remember is that these are very rare with something like 1,300 Original Strike 1851 silver dollars minted in total. High Dates are actually categorized as restrikes and were issued years after and were not actually minted in 1851.




How much is a 1851 Seated Liberty Dollar worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $6700.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $35,000 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1851, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


Most Valuable

The most valuable Liberty Seated Dollar's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Liberty Seated Dollar 1870 S $1,959,995
Liberty Seated Dollar 1871 CC $172k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1873 CC $165,094
Liberty Seated Dollar 1872 CC $64k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1870 CC $45k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1851 $35k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1852 $33,897
Liberty Seated Dollar 1872 S $30,723
Liberty Seated Dollar 1859 S $29,680
Liberty Seated Dollar 1846 O $17k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1846 $15k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1873 S $15k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1850 O $13,065
Liberty Seated Dollar 1848 $13k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1849 $9k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1845 $9k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1858 $8.8k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1844 $8k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1854 $7,807
Liberty Seated Dollar 1865 $7,420
Liberty Seated Dollar 1864 $7,311
Liberty Seated Dollar 1855 $7,288
Liberty Seated Dollar 1850 $7,105
Liberty Seated Dollar 1868 $7,006
Liberty Seated Dollar 1840 $7k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1841 $7k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1842 $7k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1843 $7k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1863 $6,413
Liberty Seated Dollar 1847 $6k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1861 $5,665
Liberty Seated Dollar 1862 $5,484
Liberty Seated Dollar 1872 $5.3k
Liberty Seated Dollar 1866 $4,834
Liberty Seated Dollar 1859 $4,593
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1851 Seated Liberty Dollars Silver?

Yes! Liberty Seated Dollar's produced in 1851 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.7735 troy oz or 24.05 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $6676.55 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $23.45, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 1859 Liberty Seated Dollar is $23.45 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $30.32 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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