1844 $1 MS (PCGS# 6930)
The January 2012 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 10029
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After three years of mintage figures in excess of 150,000 coins, only 20,000 Liberty Seated dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1844. This issue is legitimately scarce in all grades and any Uncirculated example is rare. This is a gorgeous white specimen that possesses all of the traits one would hope this issue to have. Partially prooflike surfaces with satiny luster extending out from the borders. A few ticks here and there and some light hairlines do nothing to take away from the brilliance of this coin. The date is closer to the border below. The reverse fields match the high level of quality of the obverse fields and the eagle is bold and frosty. There are myriad patches of raised die lines (as made) surrounding the eagle that resemble the detail of a close up snowflake. These raised die lines continue into the left portion of the shield. A single milling mark is above the eagle's left (facing) wing.