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$1 1853 PCGS MS64 CAC

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Auction The Regency Auction XXI May 2017 May-2017 An important issue in the silver dollar series, and often overlooked by collectors when compared with the very rare 1851 and 1852 issues. With the tons of gold being mined in the California fields, the ratio of gold and silver in the economy changed, making silver more expensive when compared with gold. As a result much of the silver coinage output was exported as bullion and melted. This dynamic changed partially through the year, with the Mint Act of 1853 which reduced the weights of silver coins. This exceptionally choice mint state piece has a bold mint luster beneath a very attractive layer of original and colorful patina. Subtle blues blend with apricot and champagne-gold hues. The strike is generally bold with only light weakness at the center of the obverse. The only marks of any consequence are above the eagle on the reverse, a troublesome area on No Motto Seated dollars. The eye appeal is above average for the date. PCGS 16, NGC 31, CAC 5. This is the coin that sold for $12,925 in the 2016 ANA auction, and is the only PCGS/CAC MS64 to have ever sold in auction. Researching APRs, we have discovered that this near-gem is the Eliasberg coin, which sold as an NGC MS64 CAC back in 2011 for $11,155 and $12,650 way back in Stack’s May 2003 sale of the L.K. Rudolph Collection. When sold in the original Eliasberg sale in April 1997, it realized $12,650 RAW! Clearly an important coin, bested by only a handful of coins, none of which have appeared at auction! With the Eliasberg-Rudolph provenance rediscovered, you can now add your name to one of the more impressed Seated dollar pedigree chain! PCGS # 6941 Cert. Number 25624667 PCGS # 6941

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PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
6941 PCGS 25624667 20 5 $13,000.00 View a set that requires this coin
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Other Auction Appearances

Date Price Firm Sale Lot
Aug-2017 $11,162.50 Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2-6 ANA U.S. Coins Signature Auction Denver, CO 4028
Aug-2016 $12,925.00 Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10-14 ANA U.S. Coins Signature Auction Anaheim, CA 4192