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    1861 Seated Dollar, Rare PR66
    Attractively Toned

    1861 $1 PR66 PCGS. CAC. Deep sea-green and electric-blue hues surround lavender and orange-gold centers on this virtually unblemished Premium Gem proof dollar. The softly frosted design elements are struck to full definition, beautifully accenting the highly reflective fields, while the overall visual appeal is remarkable.

    Population Data (5/14): PCGS seen three PR66 with one finer. NGC shows eight PR66 and two finer.

    Heritage Commentary: The proof 1861 dollar had a reasonably high mintage of 1,000 coins, though as few as 350 were actually distributed, and the remainder were presumably destroyed as part of the 1,061 silver proof sets of various earlier dates that were melted in January 1862. As a result, proof 1861 Seated dollars are among the rarest of the period; high-grade pieces are seldom encountered.

    Provenance: Purchased from Joseph O'Connor (8/2008).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 252F, PCGS# 7004)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    23rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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