1859 $1 PR (PCGS# 7002)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4126
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1859 Liberty Seated Silver Dollar. Proof-66 (NGC). This remarkable condition rarity is exceptionally well preserved in an example of both the issue and the Proof No Motto Liberty Seated dollar type as a whole. Indeed, we see no outwardly distracting contact marks, and most areas present as smooth. A razor sharp strike is also seen, as one should demand for a Proof coin of this type. The entire package is dressed in a blend of rich steel-rose and charcoal-copper patina, the reverse perhaps a tad lighter overall than the obverse. An important find for the advanced type collector focused on Proof coinage and/or high grade examples.<br />
<strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br />
</strong>A lovely coin, not the finest known, of course, but certainly a very high echelon piece that has relatively few equivalents. Worthy of a strong bid from a specialist or someone assembling a high quality type collection.