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    Almost Uncirculated 1856 Seated Dollar
    Extensively Melted Issue

    1856 $1 AU50 PCGS. The mintage of 63,500 pieces seems like a substantial number of dollars for this year, but the majority of the mintage was shipped to the Orient as "trade dollars." Almost all such pieces were subsequently melted and lost to numismatists. What we are left with are the coins that remained for domestic use. This is one such piece. Most of each side is brilliant with just a slight accent of golden around the margins. The strike details are strong except at the top of the obverse, as usual.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24YV, PCGS# 6944)

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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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