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1847 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6934, 6988

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  140,750
Proofs:  estimated 15

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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
MS-63 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 359, sold for $747.50

Brilliant Uncirculated with claims to the Choice category.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1235, plated, unsold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1236, not plated, sold for $690.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1440, sold for $552.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 865, not illustrated, sold for $506.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 41, not illustrated, sold for $546.25

AU-50, cleaned and retoned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3528, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

AU-50, retoned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3529, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1237, not plated, sold $460.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1238, not plated, sold for $149.50

PCGS VF-20.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3530, not illustrated, sold for $218.50

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 593, sold for $184.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

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

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

 

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