Is there a Seated Liberty $1 I can buy cheap in MS condition?

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  1. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    If you want to know pretty much all there is to know about Liberty Seated dollars and for no cost, go to this website:


    Your goal of a slabbed MS for under $800 in a straight-grade is pretty much unobtainable. For that price, you will have to settle for a details coin in a slab or a raw coin with problems and there are always issues of authenticity with this series.
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  3. DBDc80

    DBDc80 Numismatist

    Or just save the cash and buy an MS coin you really like. The saving, waiting, and picking the right one is just as big a thrill, at least to me, as getting the coin.
  4. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Ebay, good luck
  5. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Try West Coast Coin in Toledo, Or...they usually have a couple clean straight graded examples, but have EF45 is about $700 or better.
  6. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Supporter! Supporter

    Here are two recent purchases that I got by patiently scouring every listing on eBay. The 1846 was $530, and the 1873 was $560. I estimate both of them at AU55. With hard work and patience you should be able to do this too.

    Would you be happy with something like this?

    S$1 1846 full 11.gif S$1 1873 full 01.gif
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  7. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Yeah those are very nice coins it’s just that I would never buy raw coins on Ebay because it’s too risky.
  8. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Both of those look cleaned.
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  9. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Supporter! Supporter

    Perhaps, but if the choice is between these marvelous coins, and no coins at all, then I stand by my choice. It is often said that coins of this era have usually been cleaned, and these have had 150-175 years for that to happen.

    While many eschew cleaned coins, I fail to see why I should reject a coin that shows a well-established past tradition and carries the intentions of a previous collector with a different viewpoint.

    Yes, I would buy a cleaned coin and a circulated one, and enjoy it for what it is. Who am I to be a snob about what a coin is, or is not, if I enjoy it?
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  10. coolhandred24

    coolhandred24 Member

    It will take some searching, however every so often one slides through the cracks at a coin auction for around $750-$1000. But they often have been cleaned or have a dull appearance. I would rather have a nice original XF-45+ or AU 50-58 that can be had $800 or less.
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  11. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Each to his or her own, but the subject is to find an unc. spec., and cheap probably be well over $1000 for one of these.
  12. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    @Gam3rBlake, you set the criteria as MS, Slabbed, Straight-Graded, under $800. As I said before, you will not be able to satisfy all these criteria unless you become more than extremely lucky. If you're relying on being that lucky, then buy a lottery ticket.

    However, I have found this one that satisfies all your criteria except MS. This one is ANACS graded AU-55. I don't know if posting this and then naming the dealer is a violation of Forum rules so if you PM me, I will name you the dealer-he is extremely reputable and is a big name in Liberty Seated Coinage. BTW, I have no business or other relations with this dealer other than being an occasional customer.

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  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    MS, Straight graded, Under $800. You can have any two.
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  15. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

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  16. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    1859-O or 1860-O will be the cheapest, but unless it has problems it will be over $1,000. Especially if it is certified.
  17. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    Inexpensive, Fast, & Quality, eh?
  18. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Well-Known Member

    Look, forget 800 dollars ok? Get out a few thousand, buy the problem free Carson City of your dreams and you will be happy, only need one, and if you ever want to sell it, no problem!
  19. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I wouldn’t count on it.
  20. Mymick

    Mymick New Member

    I found a fancy serial A53551531C what do you think?
  21. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Start your own thread.
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