About this set: High-grade business strike examples of Liberty Seated Dollars (LSD) that escaped the melting pot only survive from scattered and seemingly random saving. The primary cause that continues to destroy the natural surfaces and patina of coins is cleaning which has many different forms and degrees. For decades chemical dips like potassium cyanide were recommended to strip away patina and leave coins bright. I strive to purchase examples with natural toning and original surfaces. My experience has proven that the overwhelming majority of knowledgeable numismatists prefer silver coins from this time period that display an antique look, and retain their original skin. The fact that specimens like these have beaten the overwhelming odds against them and survived with their natural surfaces is a miracle and makes them rare numismatic treasures.
This Collection of LSD is comprised of almost all, Choice AU, and UNC specimens. Every coin in this set was methodically selected for its natural premium quality surfaces, and superior eye appeal. After over 25 years of collecting this series I continue to enjoy the challenge of acquiring new coins and improving each example. Many examples have been upgraded multiple times. Forging friendships with fellow collectors and helping them build their collections has proven to be most rewarding. Accurately reproducing luster and vibrant colored toning is beyond my photographic skills. The toning descriptions are more accurate than the pictures because deep blue and purple colors appear as dark brown.
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