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1840 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6926, 6981

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  61,005
Proofs:  estimated 50

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 439, plated, sold for $25,300.00  Ex-Amon G. Carter Jr. Collection (Stack's, January 1894, lot 246); previously ex Golden Jubilee Sale (B. Max Mehl, lot 810)

Net MS-62, sharpness of MS-63 PL, Retoned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1010, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3516, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

AU-55 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1430, sold for $920.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1431, sold for $632.50

About Uncirculated or thereabouts.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1216, not plated, sold for $368.00

Choice Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 580, sold for $322.00

Very Fine and close to a higher designation.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1217, not plated, sold for $287.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-64's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service