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1842 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6928, 6983

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 184,618
Proofs: estimated 15

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:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6177, illustrated, sold for $5,405.00

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1960, illustrated, sold for $3,795.00

ANACS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6308, not plated, sold for $632.50

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1433, sold for $603.75

AU-50, retoned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3517, not illustrated, sold for $586.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1220, not plated, sold for $212.75

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6176, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

Extremely Fine/About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1221, not plated, sold for $155.25

Extremely Fine or nearly so.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1222, not plated, sold for $184.00

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 582, sold for $172.50

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 583, sold for $115.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 12 MS-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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