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1861 $1 PCGS MS65

Elusive Gem Seated Dollar

Reserve Met
Eye Appeal:
Degree of Toning: 1/10
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Item sold in auction: Internet Auction #1021.
Closed On: Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:05 PM.
For: $43,775.

CDN™ CPG Value: $61,100.00 (What's CPG?)

1861 $1 PCGS MS65

DLRC #: 1531068 // PCGS #: 6951

Wow! This is a very special coin indeed. As all serious collectors know, any gem No Motto Seated dollar is a rare find. To date, PCGS has only graded 70 coins this high in the entire series! For the year 1861, PCGS has awarded the grade (or finer) just 5 times. Why? Because the coins marked up easily and bag marks of any kind are very distracting on the issue. The example we offer here is a true exception to the rule as it exhibits silky-smooth satiny luster over brilliant white surfaces with a very light skin of an original golden hue. The only marks noted are 3 tiny reed marks between star 6-7 on the obverse and these do not distract. The planchet is extremely lustrous and fresh and also exhibits an overall evidence of die polishing where the mint masters cleaned up the die -- probably just prior to striking this beautiful piece. If you are seeking gem Seated material for type or a date set, this extraordinary piece will make the fussiest collector happy.

  • Category Silver Dollars
  • Series Seated Dollars
  • Type No motto
  • Years for Type 1840-1866
  • Strike Business
  • Denomination Silver dollar
  • Mint Location Philadelphia
  • Designer Christian Gobrecht
  • Composition 90% silver; 10% copper
  • Weight 26.73g
  • Edge Type Reeded
  • Mintage 77,500
Title Realized Sold
1861 $1 PCGS/CAC MS64 - Choice High Grade with Pretty Toning $12,750.00 10/26/2014
1861 $1 NGC MS64 $7,250.00 09/11/2008
1861 $1 PCGS MS64 $7,000.00 09/11/2006
1861 $1 NGC/CAC MS63 $4,201.00 08/06/2009
1861 $1 NGC MS63 $4,250.00 11/28/2004