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    1859-O Seated Dollar, AU50

    1859-O $1 AU50 NGC. A relatively large number of 1859-O dollars were minted with 360,000 pieces struck. Apparently a large number were set aside by silver depositors and bullion dealers at the time of production. Some entered circulation, such as this piece. Approximately equal numbers of circulated and Uncirculated examples are known today, with the large number of Mint State dollars explained by the Treasury hoard coins released in 1962. This lightly abraded AU displays patches of golden-brown interspersed with brilliance on each side. The strike details are just a tad soft over the high points.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 24YY, PCGS# 6947)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.

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