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    1854 Seated Dollar, AU Details
    Acknowledged Semikey

    1854 $1 -- Repaired -- NGC Details. AU. OC-1, High R.3. All 33,140 business-strikes were manufactured using one set of dies. Like the 1855 that would follow, about 300 1854 Seated dollars survive. They are subject to ever-strong demand from collectors who recognize this as one of the keys to the series. The noted repair is extremely difficult to discern. Close inspection fails to reveal any overt evidence of repair or tooling. Perhaps field marks above the eagle's right (facing) wing were minimized by smoothing. It may be that the fields on each side were subject to similar treatment, but it is impossible to say with certainty. The devices are fully struck, and splashes of blue color at the lower obverse accent battleship-gray patina overall.
    From the Dr. Bruce Mesara Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
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