1840 Seated Liberty Dollar

The 1840 version of the Seated Liberty Dollar is worth on average $8,000.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $350.00. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.

  • Year: 1840
  • Mint: No Mint Mark
  • Type: Seated Liberty Dollar
  • Mintage: 61,000
  • Metal: 90% silver 10% copper
  • What's it worth?: $8,000.00 to $350.00

1840 was the first year the Liberty Seated dollars were issued. The design is of course based off the older Gobrecht Dollar. Liberty Seated dollars, half dollars, quarters, and dimes were issued. Even at the low end these silver dollars are worth hundreds.

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Check out the price chart for the top coins in this series. Prices based off high end conditions that have been certified.

$1,300,000 1870 S Seated Liberty Dollar
$150,000 1871 CC Seated Liberty Dollar
$8,000 1840 Seated Liberty Dollar
$7,500 1843 Seated Liberty Dollar
$7,250 1841 Seated Liberty Dollar
$7,000 1842 Seated Liberty Dollar

Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

Lamination Error A few lamination errors have been certified by various coin certification programs. T...

Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.

1873 CC Only 2,000 1873 CC Seated Liberty Dollar were issued. Compare that to the near 300,0...
1872 CC Only 3,000 1872 CC Seated Liberty Dollars were issued....
1871 CC 1871 CC Seated Liberty is Semi Key Date due to low mintages....
1870 S Just 15 of these coins are known to exist. That is about as rare as rare gets. Recent...
1862 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar has a relatively low production of just 11,000 coins. To p...
1852 Another low mintage year just 1,000 of these were minted and released, making the 185...
1851 Just 1,000 of these were minted and released, making the 1851 Seated Liberty Dollar a...
1850 Only 7,000 of these were produced making the 1850 Liberty Dollar low production even ...
1848 The 1848 Seated Liberty Dollar with just 15,000 minted is another key date to look ou...


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Common Questions

On the coins reverse directly in the center. The mint mark will be below the eagle holding arrows and an olive branch. Also directly above the One Dol lettering.

Mint Mark

The coin is based on the Gobrecht dollar. The obverse is said to be a seated representation of Liberty herself. So in this case there was no model used, but rather the lady is based off the concept of liberty. Lady liberty is often seen holding a flag as in the attached photo.

Seated Liberty Dollar

The Seated Liberty Dollar has a weight of 26.73 g.