1863 $1 PR (PCGS# 7006)
Lot Number: 7418
1863 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar. Proof-65 (NGC). A lovely example with deep and original toning that is generally seen only on coins that were stored as complete sets for many decades, if not a century, past their original sale. Deep smokey gray at the obverse center with blended deep blue, violet, and pale green toward the rims. The reverse exhibits a burst of brilliant silver above the eagle, but tones similar to those of the obverse otherwise. Satiny devices and pleasantly reflective fields on both sides. There were 460 reportedly struck in proof for this year, and survivors are not unusual, however they are scarcer in gem preservation and rarely seen with such original toning as found here.