Seated Liberty Dollar Values

Seated Liberty silver dollars were minted from 1840 to 1873. You may use this page to look up current Seated Liberty Dollar values in conditions from Good to Proof, as well as pricing trends since 1950 of individual coin dates.

Why are pricing trends from long ago to the present day important? Many collectors purchase coins with the hope their selections will increase sharply in future value. Understanding long term pricing trends are the key to accomplishing this objective.

No one can predict with 100% certainty which Seated Liberty Dollars are destined to rise to the top of the heap, but the best indicator is to note those dates that have already done so over a long period of time. The pricing data contained in the coin value tables posted here (there is one table per date) shed light on the "blue chip" dates of the Seated Liberty Dollar series.

We have a section devoted to the origin and history of the Seated Liberty Dollar. Click here to learn more. Also, the 1873-CC is one of the 87 U.S. coins we track in our Rare Coin Values Index. The purpose of the Index is to measure the strength of the U.S. rare coin market.

SEATED LIBERTY DOLLARS
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1840 1841 1842 1843
1844 1845 1846 1846-O
1847 1848-1855 1856-1862 1863-1870
1871-1873


See important note below for explanation of grading standards.




Uncirculated Seated Liberty Dollar
Coin Photos courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA




1840
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 61,005 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 5.00 6.50 9.00 12.00 15.00 --- --- 25.00 --- --- 100
1955 7.00 11.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 --- --- 42.50 --- --- 140
1960 12.50 15.00 20.00 27.50 40.00 --- --- 70.00 --- --- 400
1965 20.00 25.00 32.50 47.50 60.00 --- --- 115 --- --- 800
1970 27.50 35.00 50.00 60.00 80.00 --- --- 200 --- --- 1100
1975 72.50 85.00 100 125 165 --- --- 650 --- --- 2000
1980 80.00 95.00 110 165 250 --- --- 900 --- --- 5000
1985 175 225 270 350 550 --- --- 1000 --- --- 7000
1990 135 165 225 325 450 900 --- 1750 4500 --- 10000
1995 150 175 200 260 450 675 1250 2500 6000 --- 20000
2000 160 200 225 275 425 750 1250 2500 8250 --- 30000
2005 250 275 300 375 500 800 1250 4000 20000 --- 75000
2010 350 400 450 550 1000 1750 2000 4500 25000 --- 100000
2012 300 325 375 450 850 1250 2000 4000 22500 --- 75000
2014 275 325 375 450 775 1250 2500 4000 22500 --- 75000
2016 275 350 400 475 800 1250 2500 4000 22500 --- 62500
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 6.26 6.23 5.92 5.73 6.21 ---.00 ---.00 7.99 ---.00 ---.00 10.25
1980 3.49 3.69 3.65 2.98 3.28 ---.00 ---.00 4.23 ---.00 ---.00 7.27
1995 2.93 3.36 3.36 2.91 2.78 2.98 3.36 2.26 6.50 ---.00 5.58
2010 -3.94 -2.20 -1.94 -2.41 -3.65 -5.45 3.79 -1.94 -1.74 ---.00 -7.53

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1841
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 173,000 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 3.50 4.50 5.50 11.00 15.00 --- --- 20.00 --- --- 87.50
1955 5.00 7.00 10.50 15.00 20.00 --- --- 35.00 --- --- 135
1960 10.00 12.50 16.00 22.50 35.00 --- --- 60.00 --- --- 350
1965 12.50 15.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 --- --- 90.00 --- --- 750
1970 25.00 35.00 40.00 50.00 65.00 --- --- 175 --- --- 1000
1975 70.00 75.00 85.00 100 125 --- --- 550 --- --- 1900
1980 75.00 80.00 90.00 115 165 --- --- 675 --- 2500 5000
1985 110 190 250 300 425 --- --- 1000 --- 4750 7000
1990 72.50 110 175 225 375 600 --- 1550 3500 50000 100000
1995 80.00 110 160 225 350 600 925 1850 5550 25000 75000
2000 100 135 175 225 325 550 675 1725 4500 35000 100000
2005 225 275 300 350 500 700 1100 2000 4500 65000 175000
2010 300 350 400 500 750 1250 1750 3500 7500 100000 250000
2012 275 325 350 450 750 1000 1400 3000 6500 100000 250000
2014 275 325 350 450 675 1200 1500 3000 8000 100000 250000
2016 275 325 350 450 675 1200 1500 2750 10000 100000 250000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 6.84 6.70 6.49 5.78 5.94 ---.00 ---.00 7.75 ---.00 ---.00 12.81
1980 3.68 3.97 3.84 3.86 3.99 ---.00 ---.00 3.98 ---.00 10.79 11.48
1995 6.06 5.29 3.80 3.36 3.18 3.36 2.33 1.91 2.84 6.82 5.90
2010 -1.44 -1.23 -2.20 -1.74 -1.74 -0.68 -2.54 -3.94 4.91 0.00 0.00

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1842
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 184,618 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 4.00 5.00 6.00 8.00 12.00 --- --- 17.50 --- --- 90.00
1955 4.50 6.00 9.00 13.50 17.50 --- --- 27.50 --- --- 125
1960 9.00 12.50 15.00 20.00 25.00 --- --- 50.00 --- --- 350
1965 12.50 15.00 20.00 30.00 45.00 --- --- 90.00 --- --- 650
1970 25.00 30.00 40.00 50.00 65.00 --- --- 175 --- --- 1000
1975 70.00 75.00 85.00 100 125 --- --- 550 --- --- 1900
1980 75.00 80.00 90.00 115 165 --- --- 650 --- 2500 5000
1985 100 175 250 300 400 --- --- 1000 --- 4750 7000
1990 67.50 90.00 150 200 325 550 --- 1250 3600 50000 40000
1995 75.00 95.00 150 200 265 450 565 975 2850 25000 30000
2000 100 125 175 210 300 550 650 1000 3000 --- 50000
2005 225 275 300 350 450 700 1000 2000 5000 --- 75000
2010 300 350 400 500 750 1200 1500 2750 5500 --- 125000
2012 275 325 350 425 750 1000 1125 2750 5500 --- 100000
2014 275 325 350 425 725 1100 1350 2500 5500 --- 100000
2016 275 325 350 450 675 1200 1500 2500 5500 --- 62500
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 6.62 6.53 6.35 6.30 6.30 ---.00 ---.00 7.81 ---.00 ---.00 10.42
1980 3.68 3.97 3.84 3.86 3.99 ---.00 ---.00 3.81 ---.00 ---.00 7.27
1995 6.38 6.03 4.12 3.94 4.55 4.78 4.76 4.59 3.18 ---.00 3.56
2010 -1.44 -1.23 -2.20 -1.74 -1.74 0.00 0.00 -1.58 0.00 ---.00 -10.91

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1843
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 165,100 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 4.00 5.00 6.00 8.00 12.00 --- --- 17.50 --- --- 90.00
1955 1.50 6.00 9.00 13.50 17.50 --- --- 27.50 --- --- 125
1960 10.00 12.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 --- --- 50.00 --- --- 350
1965 12.50 15.00 20.00 30.00 45.00 --- --- 75.00 --- --- 650
1970 25.00 30.00 40.00 50.00 65.00 --- --- 175 --- --- 1000
1975 70.00 75.00 85.00 100 125 --- --- 550 --- --- 1900
1980 75.00 80.00 90.00 115 165 --- --- 650 --- 2500 5000
1985 100 175 250 300 400 --- --- 1000 --- 4750 7000
1990 67.50 90.00 150 200 340 625 --- 2100 6500 50000 75000
1995 75.00 95.00 150 200 275 475 600 2000 5800 25000 50000
2000 100 125 175 210 300 550 750 2000 5250 --- 50000
2005 225 275 300 350 450 700 1000 2000 6000 --- 65000
2010 300 350 400 500 600 1250 2000 3500 12500 --- 75000
2012 275 325 350 400 550 1000 1600 2750 10000 --- 75000
2014 275 325 350 400 575 1100 1350 2500 8750 --- 75000
2016 275 325 350 400 575 1100 1350 2500 8500 --- 75000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 6.62 6.53 6.35 6.11 6.04 ---.00 ---.00 7.81 ---.00 ---.00 10.73
1980 3.68 3.97 3.84 3.52 3.53 ---.00 ---.00 3.81 ---.00 ---.00 7.81
1995 6.38 6.03 4.12 3.36 3.57 4.08 3.94 1.07 1.84 ---.00 1.95
2010 -1.44 -1.23 -2.20 -3.65 -0.71 -2.11 -6.34 -5.45 -6.23 ---.00 0.00

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1844
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 20,000 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 5.00 6.50 9.00 12.00 14.00 --- --- 20.00 --- --- 90.00
1955 6.00 8.00 12.00 17.50 22.50 --- --- 32.50 --- --- 135
1960 11.00 14.00 19.00 28.50 37.50 --- --- 65.00 --- --- 350
1965 27.50 35.00 50.00 70.00 85.00 --- --- 120 --- --- 725
1970 42.50 50.00 75.00 100 125 --- --- 260 --- --- 1000
1975 75.00 90.00 110 135 185 --- --- 750 --- --- 2000
1980 100 125 150 175 300 --- --- 1200 --- --- 5000
1985 200 250 300 400 575 --- --- 1800 --- --- 8000
1990 175 210 275 350 560 875 --- 2750 7000 --- 100000
1995 175 225 300 350 550 1150 1375 2600 8000 --- 130000
2000 135 250 300 350 475 750 1375 3000 8000 --- 130000
2005 225 275 325 400 550 1000 2000 3500 8000 --- 130000
2010 350 400 500 750 1000 1500 2750 7500 20000 --- 150000
2012 275 325 375 500 1000 1500 2750 6500 17500 --- 100000
2014 275 325 375 500 900 1750 2500 6000 15000 --- 100000
2016 300 325 450 500 900 1750 2250 5000 15000 --- 72500
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 6.40 6.11 6.11 5.81 6.51 ---.00 ---.00 8.73 ---.00 ---.00 10.67
1980 3.10 2.69 3.10 2.96 3.10 ---.00 ---.00 4.04 ---.00 ---.00 7.71
1995 2.60 1.77 1.95 1.71 2.37 2.02 2.37 3.16 3.04 ---.00 -2.74
2010 -2.54 -3.40 -1.74 -6.53 -1.74 2.60 -3.29 -6.53 -4.68 ---.00 -11.41

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1845
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 24,500 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 5.00 6.50 9.00 12.00 14.00 --- --- 20.00 --- --- 85.00
1955 6.00 8.00 12.00 17.50 22.50 --- --- 32.50 --- --- 125
1960 11.00 14.00 19.00 28.50 37.50 --- --- 65.00 --- --- 350
1965 27.50 35.00 50.00 70.00 85.00 --- --- 120 --- --- 725
1970 42.50 50.00 75.00 100 125 --- --- 260 --- --- 1000
1975 75.00 90.00 110 135 185 --- --- 750 --- --- 2000
1980 100 125 150 175 300 --- --- 1100 --- --- 5000
1985 200 240 285 385 550 --- --- 1800 --- --- 8000
1990 185 235 285 365 550 875 --- 4500 9750 --- 20000
1995 175 225 265 325 475 1300 1650 15000 30000 --- 50000
2000 175 215 260 300 450 775 1750 12000 35000 --- 50000
2005 225 275 325 400 550 900 3000 12000 35000 --- 60000
2010 350 400 500 750 1000 2000 3000 10000 30000 --- 100000
2012 300 350 400 500 1000 1750 2750 10000 30000 --- 55000
2014 300 350 400 500 1000 1750 2750 10000 25000 --- 55000
2016 300 350 400 500 1000 1750 2750 10000 25000 --- 42500
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 6.40 6.23 5.92 5.81 6.68 ---.00 ---.00 9.87 ---.00 ---.00 9.87
1980 3.10 2.90 2.76 2.96 3.40 ---.00 ---.00 6.32 ---.00 ---.00 6.12
1995 2.60 2.13 1.98 2.07 3.61 1.43 2.46 -1.91 -0.86 ---.00 -0.77
2010 -2.54 -2.20 -3.65 -6.53 0.00 -2.20 -1.44 0.00 -2.99 ---.00 -13.29

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1846
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 100,600 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.50 10.00 --- --- 15.00 --- --- 75.00
1955 4.50 6.00 8.50 12.50 15.50 --- --- 25.00 --- --- 110
1960 9.00 12.00 15.00 20.00 30.00 --- --- 50.00 --- --- 325
1965 12.00 14.00 20.00 27.50 40.00 --- --- 70.00 --- --- 650
1970 20.00 25.00 35.00 45.00 57.50 --- --- 160 --- --- 900
1975 70.00 75.00 85.00 100 125 --- --- 550 --- --- 2000
1980 75.00 80.00 90.00 115 165 --- --- 650 --- 2500 5000
1985 100 175 250 300 400 --- --- 1150 --- 4750 7000
1990 70.00 90.00 165 200 360 575 --- 2000 4000 50000 100000
1995 80.00 100 150 225 275 575 675 1400 3250 25000 75000
2000 100 125 175 225 350 625 725 1450 4500 35000 100000
2005 225 275 300 350 450 700 1200 2000 6000 50000 100000
2010 300 350 400 500 700 1100 1500 2750 7500 125000 150000
2012 275 325 350 400 650 1000 1500 2750 7500 125000 150000
2014 275 325 375 400 650 1000 1500 2500 6500 100000 150000
2016 275 325 375 400 650 1000 1500 2500 6500 100000 100000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 6.62 6.53 6.47 6.21 6.53 ---.00 ---.00 8.06 ---.00 ---.00 11.52
1980 3.68 3.97 4.04 3.52 3.88 ---.00 ---.00 3.81 ---.00 10.79 8.68
1995 6.06 5.77 4.46 2.78 4.18 2.67 3.88 2.80 3.36 6.82 1.38
2010 -1.44 -1.23 -1.07 -3.65 -1.23 -1.58 0.00 -1.58 -2.36 -3.65 -6.53

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1846-O
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 59,000 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65
1950 6.00 8.00 10.00 13.50 18.00 --- --- 27.50 --- ---
1955 7.00 9.50 14.00 18.50 25.00 --- --- 42.50 --- ---
1960 10.00 13.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 --- --- 70.00 --- ---
1965 15.00 20.00 27.50 42.50 55.00 --- --- 85.00 --- ---
1970 27.50 35.00 45.00 60.00 72.50 --- --- 200 --- ---
1975 70.00 80.00 95.00 110 150 --- --- 775 --- ---
1980 110 130 160 225 300 --- --- 1800 --- ---
1985 125 190 270 425 600 --- --- 4000 --- ---
1990 110 165 200 300 575 1300 --- 3750 --- ---
1995 150 200 250 300 500 1400 1850 6500 31500 ---
2000 135 200 250 300 475 1200 1800 5000 26500 ---
2005 250 300 325 425 600 1500 2000 5000 22500 ---
2010 350 400 450 550 1000 1750 3000 8500 20000 ---
2012 275 325 400 450 1000 1500 3000 8500 20000 ---
2014 275 325 400 500 1000 1500 3000 8500 17500 ---
2016 275 325 400 500 1000 1500 3000 7000 18500 ---
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65
1950 5.97 5.77 5.75 5.63 6.28 ---.00 ---.00 8.76 ---.00 ---.00
1980 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.24 3.40 ---.00 ---.00 3.84 ---.00 ---.00
1995 2.93 2.34 2.26 2.46 3.36 0.33 2.33 0.35 -2.50 ---.00
2010 -3.94 -3.40 -1.94 -1.58 0.00 -2.54 0.00 -3.18 -1.29 ---.00

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1847
Seated Liberty Dollars
Mintage: 147,750 Historical Value Trends
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 4.00 5.00 6.75 9.00 12.50 --- --- 15.00 --- --- 80.00
1955 5.00 7.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 --- --- 27.50 --- --- 110
1960 9.00 12.00 15.00 20.00 35.00 --- --- 50.00 --- --- 325
1965 12.00 14.00 20.00 27.50 40.00 --- --- 75.00 --- --- 650
1970 25.00 30.00 40.00 50.00 65.00 --- --- 175 --- --- 900
1975 70.00 75.00 85.00 100 125 --- --- 550 --- --- 1900
1980 75.00 80.00 90.00 115 165 --- --- 650 --- 2500 5000
1985 100 175 250 300 400 --- --- 1750 --- 4750 10000
1990 67.50 90.00 150 200 310 500 --- 1300 3650 20000 30000
1995 75.00 90.00 140 200 260 475 560 1500 2650 20000 40000
2000 100 125 175 200 300 550 625 1400 3750 20000 50000
2005 225 275 300 350 450 700 1000 1500 4500 20000 60000
2010 300 350 400 500 700 1250 1750 3000 7500 20000 75000
2012 275 325 350 450 650 1000 1350 3000 7500 20000 60000
2014 275 325 350 450 650 1000 1350 2750 6000 20000 60000
2016 275 325 350 425 650 950 1350 2750 5500 30000 37500
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2016
Year G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 MS-65 PF-65
1950 6.62 6.53 6.16 6.01 6.17 ---.00 ---.00 8.22 ---.00 ---.00 9.77
1980 3.68 3.97 3.84 3.70 3.88 ---.00 ---.00 4.09 ---.00 7.15 5.76
1995 6.38 6.31 4.46 3.65 4.46 3.36 4.28 2.93 3.54 1.95 -0.31
2010 -1.44 -1.23 -2.20 -2.67 -1.23 -4.47 -4.23 -1.44 -5.04 6.99 -10.91

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In the 1950s, grading practices were radically different from what we have today. A coin's condition was described using simple adjectives such as "Very Good" or "Uncirculated". Accordingly, numismatic references of those times conformed to the same set of adjectives to approximate retail coin values. Varying distinctions of Uncirculated (today's equivalent of MS-60, MS-61, etc) and Proof were recognized in some advertisements and auction bills by employing modifying descriptors such as "Brilliant Uncirculated" or "Choice Proof", for example. However, with no clear point of reference or consistency on how the modifying descriptors were invoked, most publishers resorted to listing values for only one "Uncirculated" grade and one "Proof" grade.

The 70-point numeric system (G-4, VG-8, etc.) in widespread use today was popularized by the American Numismatic Association in the late 1970s, an era when coin values were escalating dramatically, most notably for high quality specimens. Vague descriptors such as "Choice" and "Brilliant" were replaced by more precise numerically determined grades. Thus, finely differentiated grades like MS-60, MS-63, and MS-65 became commonplace, and by the late 1980s, the practice of assigning a numerical grade to indicate quality was universal (this does not imply the 70-point system eliminated grading inconsistencies, but it did help to stabilize the coin collecting hobby).

In February 1986, the ANA changed its grading interpretations to match the tightening standards demanded by the marketplace. This meant that many coins correctly graded as MS-65 in the early 1980s became MS-63 or less, so as to be consistent with the newly revised interpretation. Conversely, a coin graded after 1986 as MS-63 was about equal in quality to an MS-65 before 1986. Thus, the Mint State prices published in numismatic periodicals prior to 1986 are not directly comparable to those published later. The Coin Value Tables of this website relied heavily on periodicals from before 1986, but we did not attempt to compensate for the revised grading standards of 1986; we reported what we found. One must take this into account when studying trends for an MS-65 coin from, say, 1980 to the present. On the other hand, because of the dearth of Mint State price estimates published prior to 1986, much of the Coin Value Table data is not affected by anything mentioned in this paragraph!

The Coin Value Tables trend data for Seated Liberty Dollars reflect the historic availability of numeric grades. For the 1950-1975 rows, the values in the "G-4" column correspond to the "Good" listing of those years, "VG-8" corresponds to "Very Good", and so on. The "MS-60" column records the "Uncirculated" value reported during those same decades. Starting in the 1980 row, "Uncirculated" grades are broken down into MS-60 and MS-65 designations. Later years indicate an even wider range of "Uncirculated" grades, as data became more available.

For those interested, we have a coin grading section with more details on the evolution of grading coins.



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