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Superb Gem Proof 1864 Seated Dollar

1864 $1 PR67 NGC. In general terms, the 1864 dollar is considered scarcer as a business strike (30,700 pieces coined) than the proof issue (470 pieces), as apparently many of the business strikes were subsequently lost or melted. Few survivors seem to remain today. However, this Superb proof example seems to break the mold, with its amazing original appearance and virtual lack of surface distractions. Each side exhibits moderate, but somewhat different toning. The obverse displays a mix of deep antique-gold, turquoise-blue, and a smattering of rose color, the reverse is slightly deeper with gunmetal-blue and copper-gold colorations. Only the closest examination reveals a single pedigree identifier, that being an almost invisible horizontal lintmark struck into the reverse field above the eagle's wing and below the beak. (NGC ID# 252J, PCGS# 7007)

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Auction Dates
July, 2003
26th-30th Saturday-Wednesday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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