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1838 SILVER DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: estimated 100

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, reverse by Titian Peale, both executed by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 39 millimeters

Metal Content:
90% Silver
10% Copper

Weight:
412.5 grains (26.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded (except for some plain edge restrikes)

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date were struck in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof 64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3515, "Judd 84", illustrated, sold for $36,800.00

Varieties:
Originals
  
No Stars on Reverse
       
Silver - Reeded edge - Judd 84
         Die Alignment I - unknown

Restrikes
   No Stars on Reverse
       
Silver - Reeded edge - Judd 84
         Die Alignment II - unknown   
         Die Alignment III
         Die Alignment IV
       Silver - Plain edge
   Starry Reverse
       Silver - Reeded edge - unlisted in Judd
       Silver - Plain edge - Judd 88
       Copper - Reeded Edge - Judd 90
       Copper - Plain Edge - Judd 89

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"United States Patterns and Related Issues" by Andrew W. Pollock III

 
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