1870 Seated Liberty Dollar

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1870 Liberty Seated Dollar in average condition to be worth $315.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $4,400.00. - Last updated: June, 10 2022

1870 Seated Liberty Dollar
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  • Year: 1870
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Liberty Seated Dollar
  • Price: $315.00-$4400.00+
  • Face Value: 1.00 USD
  • Produced: 415,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.7735 oz.
  • Melt Value: $18.29

Notes: 1870 was the first time in near a decade that the Liberty Seated dollars were minted at at more than one location. 1870 has dollars minted with no mint mark, CC (Carson City) mint marks, and S (San Francisco) mint marks. Collect all 3 if you can afford them. The coins minted at the San Francisco mint are by far the most valuable.

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How much is a 1870 Seated Liberty Dollar worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $315.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $4,400 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 1870, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

If you are a fan of coin roll hunting or just want to learn more about Liberty Seated Dollars then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.

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
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Liberty Seated Dollar's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Liberty Seated Dollar?

Name Produced
1851 1,000
1852 1,000
1871 CC 1,000
1873 CC 2,000
1872 CC 3,000
1850 7,000
1872 S 9,000
1862 11,000
1870 CC 11,000
1848 15,000
1844 20,000
1859 S 20,000
1845 24,000
1855 26,000
1863 27,000
1864 30,000
1854 33,000
1850 O 40,000
1853 46,000
1865 46,000
Name Produced

Are 1870 Seated Liberty Dollars Silver?

Yes! Liberty Seated Dollar's produced in 1870 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 $296.71 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $18.29, 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.

Want more info? Then read Coin Collecting Investment an article that details the benifits of coin collecting as a way to build wealth. Also learn how to properly store your coins.

Current silver melt value* for a 1865 Liberty Seated Dollar is $18.29 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.65 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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***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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