1853 $1 BG-530 MS (PCGS# 10507)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 9907
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1853-N Octagonal $1. BG-530. Rarity-2. Liberty Head. MS-64 (NGC). Satiny and bright, this yellow-gold example also sports smooth surfaces that are at the threshold of full Gem quality. This early issue saw active circulation (as confirmed by the fact that more than a dozen examples were found with the shipwreck of the <em>S.S. Winfield Scott</em>) and, while it is plentiful in an absolute sense, Mint State examples such as this are quite scarce in today's market. Neither PCGS nor NGC has certified a single coin finer than MS-64.