1859-S $1 MS (PCGS# 6948)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 2409
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1859-S Liberty Seated Silver Dollar. AU-50 (NGC). Golden-gray toning shows considerable russet flash when examined. The strike is reasonably sharp for this elusive date and mint. The mintage was just 20,000 pieces and was done at the request of San Francisco merchants who desired to use these coins in the trade with Canton, China. Accordingly, most were exported. High grade, high eye appeal examples like this are certainly always in demand.