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1846 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6932, 6987

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  110,600
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:
NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 864, illustrated, sold for $23,000.00

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1778, sold for $1,322.00

MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3523, illustrated, sold for $402.50

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6181, not illustrated, sold for $540.50

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3524, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3525, not illustrated, sold for $488.75

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1229, not plated, sold for $172.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1230, not plated, sold for $241.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 441, not plated, sold for $287.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 442, not plated, sold for $253.00

EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5714, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

EF-45, cleaned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3526, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

ANACS Net EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot  1435, sold for $235.75

Strong Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1231, not plated, sold for $166.75

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1962, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

Strong EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 590, sold for $184.00

EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 591, sold for $172.50

Very Fine/Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1232, not plated, sold for $161.00

VG/Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 443, not plated, sold for $115.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

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


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