1856 $1 PR (PCGS# 6999)

2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando #1187

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3217
  • Grade:
    PR65
  • Price:
    $57,281.00
Lot Description
1856 $1 PR65 PCGS. Proof Seated dollars are the most popular coins in the entire series of silver proofs, a situation that remains unchanged since the time of issue. While mintages for the proof dollars were higher than the subordinate denominations, demand was and still is proportionately higher. The PCGS website suggests a surviving population of 50 to 75 coins in all grades, with this coin being among the finest certified. The present coin is a gorgeous Gem with excellent contrast between the mirrored fields and frosty devices. A few faint hairlines and contact marks are hidden beneath the appealing gold, lilac, and blue toning that is intermingled on both sides, including small nicks below CA of AMERICA, useful for pedigree tracking. Counted among the finest known examples with fully original toning and exceptional eye appeal. Population: 2 in 65, 0 finer (6/13).
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