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    1850 Seated Dollar, Elusive MS62

    1850 $1 MS62 PCGS Secure. The 1848 Seated dollar mintage was the low-water mark for the series at 15,000 pieces until the 1850 issue came along and halved the old record yet again, at 7,500 coins struck for circulation. (The 1851 and 1852 issues, far rarer still, with "original" mintages recorded at 1,300 and 1,100 circulation strikes, respectively, are represented in this auction as well as part of this marvelous consignment.) All of the ensuing 1850s-decade Seated dollar issues are more-or-less rare in Mint State grades, save for the 1859-O date (and its sibling 1860-O), which was found a century after its production in bag quantities in Treasury holdings.

    For the 1850, no more than perhaps two to three dozen survive today in all Mint State levels. Most of those grade only MS60. As usual for the few that exist, the surfaces of this specimen are prooflike beneath heather and iridescent toning. A few minor contact marks keep it from the extremely rare Select grade level. This coin poses a rare opportunity for specialists in the series. Population: 8 in 62, 10 finer (11/15).
    Ex: Palm Beach Signature (Heritage, 11/2004), lot 7593.
    From The Sonoran Monsoon Collection.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24YM, PCGS# 6937)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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