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1851 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6939, 6979, 6993, 86993, 96993
 
Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  1,300
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, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatics Auctions, Inc.

Varieties:
Original - date high (see above) 
Restrike - date centered

Notes:
Copper and possibly Nickel Restrikes are known of this date.

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "Original" Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-62.

The finest "Restrike" Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-64's.

The finest "Restrike" Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-63.

The finest "Restrike" Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-63.

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