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SERIES: Liberty Seated Dollars 1836-1873
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1840 $1, CA (Proof)

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PCGS PR64CA

PCGS PR64CA
PCGS #:
86981
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
26.73 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
15
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$85,188 • PCGS PR64 • 4-24-2013 • Heritage
 
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2005:7397, $43,700 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4330, $85,187.50

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2005:7397, $43,700 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4330, $85,187.50

Ron Guth: The following comments are from Heritage's 2/2005 catalog description:

"We first noted an 1840 proof dollar that was struck from a previously unrecorded reverse die in the 2002 Central States Sale. To recap the diagnostics, we noted that:

1. The first crossbar in the shield extends into the eagle's left (facing) wing.

2. The final element of stripe 2, and the first and third elements of stripe 3 penetrate the innermost shield border.

3. The final two elements of stripe 1 penetrate solidly to crossbar 5.

4. The first element of stripe 2 penetrates to crossbar 2.

Another coin struck from this reverse showed up in last year's ANA Sale. This coin differs from that piece in that it does not show the reverse die rust seen on that coin, which means it is far from certain whether this die was used to strike originals or restrikes. It may well be that both were struck from this die, this being an earlier, unrusted version, and the ANA coin having been struck from the die after it had lain around the Mint for a while and rust accumulated on the surface.