1853 $1 MS (PCGS# 6941)

2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376

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Lot Description
1853 $1 MS64 NGC. Other than the hoard issues of 1859-O and 1860-O, the 1853 is one of the more available of the No Motto Seated Dollars in Uncirculated grades. The quantity of survivors at that level, however, is still quite low due to widespread circulation and heavy melting. This fully lustrous survivor is tinged in coppery-gold and lilac toning. The strike is well executed save for the normal softness on the right obverse stars and the eagle's left (facing) wingtip. A few scattered milling marks on the portrait appear to be the primary grade limiting factor. Population: 26 in 64, 3 finer (5/05).
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