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    1859 Seated Liberty Dollar, PR66
    First Accessible Proof

    1859 $1 PR66 NGC. The 1859 is the first of the generally accessible proof Seated dollar issues. Its mintage figure of 800 pieces is not merely an official Mint number, but rather has a direct influence on the availability of specimens today. As might be expected for an issue more than 150 years old, Premium Gem survivors like the present piece are condition rarities. This coin offers light golden peripheral tones that deepen toward amber and brown at the lower reverse. Both sides show significant contrast, though the field-to-device effect on the obverse falls just shy of Cameo status. A few tiny instances of lintmarks and contact are scattered in the fields. Census: 18 in 66, 38 finer (1/11).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 252D, PCGS# 7002)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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