Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
VF30
EF40
AU50
MS63
1854
138,618
$900
$1,300
$1,600
$7,500
1854-D
1,120
$18,000
$27,500
$37,500

1854-O
24,000
$2,250
$3,300
$6,000
$100,000
1855
50,555
$900
$1,300
$1,600
$10,000
1855-S
6,600
$1,800
$3,250
$7,500
$95,000
1856
26,010
$900
$1,300
$1,700
$10,000
1856-S
34,500
$1,100
$1,750
$2,750
$30,000
1857
20,891
$900
$1,300
$1,800
$11,000
1857-S
14,000
$1,700
$3,500
$6,500
$55,000
1858
2,133
$1,350
$2,150
$4,250
$24,000
1859
15,558
$950
$1,350
$1,850
$10,000
1860
7,036
$975
$1,350
$2,000
$10,000
1860-S
7,000
$1,350
$2,500
$8,500
$72,500
1861
5,959
$1,100
$1,650
$2,500
$12,500
1862
5,750
$1,100
$1,650
$2,500
$12,500
1863
5,000
$1,125
$1,750
$2,650
$13,000
1864
2,630
$1,250
$2,000
$3,000
$13,500
1865
1,140
$2,300
$3,500
$7,000
$30,000
1866
4,000
$1,150
$1,500
$2,250
$12,500
1867
2,600
$1,150
$1,500
$2,450
$12,500
1868
4,850
$1,000
$1,250
$2,000
$11,000
1869
2,500
$1,000
$1,250
$2,400
$12,500
1870
3,500
$1,050
$1,350
$2,500
$12,500
1870-S
1 Known

5 Million


1871
1,300
$1,150
$1,350
$4,500
$12,500
1872
2,000
$1,150
$1,450
$2,200
$12,500
1873 Open 3

$14,500
$17,500
$27,500

1873 Closed 3

$4,300
$7,500
$13,500
$55,000
1874
41,800
$900
$1,150
$1,400
$5,750
1875 Proof Only
20



$135,000
1876 Proof Only
45



$40,000
1877
1,468
$2,300
$4,250
$11,000
$60,000
1878
82,304
$900
$1,150
$1,400
$2,500
1879
3,000
$1,050
$1,300
$2,000
$9,500
1880
1,000
$1,250
$2,000
$3,500
$11,000
1881
500
$2,300
$3,750
$7,000
$22,500
1882
1,500
$1,300
$1,500
$2,350
$10,500
1883
900
$1,300
$2,300
$3,000
$10,500
1884
1,000
$1,550
$2,000
$3,250
$11,000
1885
801
$1,700
$2,150
$3,750
$17,500
1886
1,000
$1,550
$2,000
$2,750
$10,500
1887
6,000
$950
$1,350
$2,250
$10,500
1888
5,000
$900
$1,150
$1,750
$8,500
1889
2,300
$900
$1,150
$1,750
$8,000
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