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Obverse of 1850 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar          Reverse of 1850 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar 


1850 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6937, 6991, 86991

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,500 
Proofs: estimated 20 

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - George H. Earle, Jr. - Henry Chapman, June 25-29, 1912 - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate, to Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers and Merena's Eliasberg II Sale, April 6-8, 1997, lot 2217 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. "The Benson Collection, Part III", February 24-25, 2003, Lot 716, illustrated

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 866, illustrated, sold for $14,375.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 535, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00

NGC AU-58. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6312, plated, sold for $2,472.50

AU-50 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1444 at $1,495.00

AU-50, Polished.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5720, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

EF-45 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1445 at $1,265.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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