1857 $1 PR (PCGS# 7000)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1081
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A second example of this normally elusive issue, this proof 1857 Silver Dollar is near-fully struck with no areas of bothersome lack of detail even over the reverse eagle. Veiled in warm silver-gray patina, a uniformly mirrored finish is easily seen at all angles. There are no sizeable contact marks, just wispy hairlines to account for the PR61 designation from PCGS.