1846-O $1 MS (PCGS# 6933)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1077
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One of the most significant issues in the entire Seated Liberty silver series, the 1846-O is the first mintmarked Silver Dollar in the history of United States coinage. Produced in the South during a decade in which the Silver Dollar saw considerable domestic circulation, most examples of this 59,000-piece delivery were worn out and eventually lost through commercial use. There was essentially no numismatic interest in this issue at the time of striking despite its historic significance, and the (very) few Mint State coins that have survived did so purely as a matter of chance.<br /> Solidly in the Condition Census for the issue, this lovely BU has the eye appeal of a Choice grade. Both sides are quite vibrant in the luster category with a softly frosted finish that shines forth nicely through iridescent reddish-gold toning. Well struck for the issue with few abrasions of note, this coin is a definite highlight of the Horseshoe Collection.