1859-O $1 MS (PCGS# 6947)
The June 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2033
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This brilliant silver dollar offers frosty motifs and fields displaying a texture intermediate between satiny and prooflike. The 1859-O was one of the few issues in the Liberty Seated dollar series that was represented in the giant U.S.Treasury Hoard that was dispersed in the 1960s. Judging from combined PCGS and NGC population statistics, there was probably only one bag of 1859-O dollars (1,000 coins) in the hoard, rather than three bags as claimed by Walter Breen in his 1988 <em>Complete Encyclopedia</em>.