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1836 Gobrecht Silver Dollar Obverse       1836 Gobrecht Silver Dollar Reverse


1836 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 11225

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  1,600
Proofs:  estimated 100

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, reverse by Titian Peale, both executed by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 39 millimeters

Metal Content:
Originals - 89.2 % Silver, 10.8% Copper
Restrikes - 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Weight:
Originals -
416 grains (27.0 grams)
Restrikes -
412.5 grains (26.7 grams)

Edge: Plain (except for a reeded edge on one Restrike variety)

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties:
Originals:
Name below base, Starry Reverse
Name on base, Starry Reverse - Judd 60

Restrikes:
Name below base, Starry Reverse
   Silver - Judd 58
   Copper - Judd 59
Name below base, No Stars
   Silver - Judd 63
   Copper - Judd 64
Name on base, Starry Reverse, Plain Edge
   Copper 
   Silver
Name on base, Starry Reverse, Reeded  Edge
   None known in Copper 
   Silver
Name on base, No Stars
   Copper 
   Silver

Notes:
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-64s.

Significant examples:
NGC PR-64 (illustrated above).  Scott Gilchrist Collection of Silver Dollars - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. "Long Beach" Sale, September 23-24, 1999, Lot 6486

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 80, "Name on Base", plated, sold for $14,950.00  Purchased privately from Abner Kreisberg on Sept. 4, 1969

"Choice About Uncirculated (Proof)".  Plain Edge.  Die Alignment IV.  Original.  Ex - Stack's 12/2003:456, 12,075.00

Proof 55, tooled and polished.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3512, "Name on base, Starry Reverse, Plain Edge" illustrated, sold for $6,037.50

Proof-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1428, "Name on base, Pollack-65, Judd-60" at $6612.50

Proof-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1429, "Name on base, Pollack-65, Judd-60" at $7,187.50

PCGS Proof-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 39, "Pollack-65, Judd-60, Original", illustrated, sold for $6,210.00

AU-50, repaired.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3513, "Name on base, Starry Reverse, edge not designated", illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

Fine 15, plugged.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3514, "Name on base, Starry Reverse, edge not designated", illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"United States Patterns and Related Issues" by Andrew W. Pollock III

 
 

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