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    1853 Seated Dollar, MS61
    Excellent Eye Appeal for the Grade

    1853 $1 MS61 NGC. From the original mintage of 46,110 circulation strikes for the 1853 Seated dollar -- low even by the standards of the series -- PCGS' CoinFacts website estimates that 1,700 survive today in all grades, with about 120 (or 7% of the survivors) in Mint State. Gold dollars, struck in 1853 to an extent exceeding 4 million pieces, served the needs of commerce along with subsidiary silver, which began to circulate again. Legislation passed in 1853 that reduced the proportional silver content in small change but not the silver dollar, and they were worth more intrinsically as bullion (thus subject to melting) than their nominal or face value. Even though this untoned, silver-white coin has a scattering of contact marks including a few seen without magnification, it nonetheless retains excellent eye appeal and boasts a sharp strike overall. A great example of the issue.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24YS, PCGS# 6941)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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