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1858 $1 PR60 PCGS. Among the most famous and widely recognized dates in the 1840-1873 Seated ...

2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 27, 2006
Item Activity: 10 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Columbus, OH
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Deeply Toned, Proof 60 1858 Seated Dollar
1858 $1 PR60 PCGS. Among the most famous and widely recognized dates in the 1840-1873 Seated dollar series, the 1858 was produced solely in proof format. Since mint records are silent on the number of coins produced, we may never know the original mintage of this date. Nevertheless, an estimate of 300+ pieces seems to be fashionable in most numismatic circles. This particular survivor was struck from the same reverse die that the Mint used to strike some 1856 and 1857 proofs, and it is most readily identifiable by the presence of a prominent rust lump over the left base of the L in DOL. The deeply colored surfaces reveal a mixture of sea-green and lilac shades on each side. Both numerous hairlines and a prominent horizontal scratch across Liberty's midsection seem to explain the PR60 designation.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 252C, PCGS# 7001)

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