1859 $1 PR (PCGS# 7002)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4013
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1859 Liberty Seated Silver Dollar. Proof-66 (NGC). Gorgeous toning that is perfectly matched to the other silver coins in this set, with deep golden-gray to russet, which comes alive when studied under a light. The surfaces are free of all but minute signs of handling and the eye appeal is strong. Mintage 800 pieces of which this is one of the finest certified. All seen from these dies have two features that are unusual, there is a raised lintmark on Liberty's dress below her right breast, created when a piece of lint adhered to the hub when the die was made, hence the lintmark is raised on the coin. The reverse has patch of rust lumps in the left wing of the eagle, where the die had been improperly stored prior to striking these Proofs. An amazing set and each coin from this set stands alone for its high quality and desirability.