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    1863 Motto Seated Dollar in Copper
    Judd-346, PR65+ Red and Brown
    Finer of Two at CAC

    1863 $1 Motto Seated Dollar, Judd-346, Pollock-418, Low R.7, PR65+ Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. A regular 1863 Seated dollar obverse is paired with a regular Motto Seated dollar reverse. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The Motto subtype was struck for commerce beginning in 1866, although patterns bearing an 1865 date may have been struck that year. The 1863 and 1864 Motto Seated patterns of various denominations and alloys are considered novodels, struck between 1869 and the early 1870s. This is a well struck Gem with extensive orange-gold color, though high points of the seated Liberty show hints of gunmetal toning. Carbon is minimal, contact is absent, and the eye appeal is imposing. As of (11/12), PCGS has certified just one example finer. None have been certified as full Red by PCGS. CAC has bestowed their green bean upon just two pieces, a PR64 Brown example, and the present lot.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26VG, PCGS# 70508)


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