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1846-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6933

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 59,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
MS-60, questionable toning (illustrated above).  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" sale, November 18-20, 1999 "Santa Clara" sale, Lot 7115

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1233, plated, sold for $1,380.00

ANACS MS-60.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1614, sold for $1,840.00

AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 358, sold for $805.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1437, sold for $690.00

Choice AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 592, sold for $1,006.25

ANACS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6182, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3527

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1438, sold for $460.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1439, sold for $391.00

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1963, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1234, "Deep Ebony Toning", not plated, sold for $287.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-63's.

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