The 1870 Seated Liberty silver dollars have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1870 Silver Dollar

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Dollar
Year: 1870
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .77344 oz.
Total Weight: 26.73 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $20.76

The US minted the 1870 silver dollar with no mint mark and also the 1870 CC silver dollar and 1870 S silver dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1870 Philadelphia 415,000
1870 CC Carson City 11,758
1870 S San Francisco ----

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $20.76 as of August 05, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $26.84 per ounce.

The 1870 dollar with no mint mark is worth around $425 in very good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $525. In extremely fine condition the value is around $600. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,100 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $4,750.

The 1870 CC dollar is worth around $1,000 in very good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $2,100. In extremely fine condition the value is around $4,250. In uncirculated condition the price is around $25,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $42,500.

The 1870 S dollar is extremely rare. This coin is worth around $200,000 in very good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $400,000. In extremely fine condition the value is around $525,000. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,750,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $3,800 in PR 63 condition. There were 1,000 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Very good- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is mostly complete.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is strong but the ribbon shows slight wear.

Extremely fine- The horizontal lines on the shield are distinct. The eagle's eye is plain.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1871 Silver Dollar
1872 Silver Dollar