1861 $1 PR (PCGS# 7004)

The March 2011 Baltimore Auction

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1861 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar. Proof-62 (PCGS). Superior eye appeal in the context of the assigned grade, this coin is fully original with dominant lavender-apricot patina to both sides. The toning is light with an iridescent quality that in no way prevents us from appreciating a deeply mirrored finish in the fields. A nearly complete halo of even more vivid electric-blue iridescence rings the obverse, and we further note a decided cameo "look" to the finish that is most appealing. Free of individually distracting contact marks, and sure to fetch a strong bid at auction. From a mintage of 1,000 pieces, the vast majority of which went unsold and were subsequently melted in the Mint.
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