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1853 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6941, 6996

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  46,110
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, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

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Notes:
Copper and Silver Restrikes are known of this date.

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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

Recent appearances:
ICG MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3536, illustrated, sold for $5,865.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3537, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 270, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 597, sold for $2,415.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 598, sold for $1,006.25

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1244, not plated, sold for $460.00

AU-50, Brushed.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5722, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1446, sold for $534.75

Choice Very Fine, previously cleaned surfaces.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1245, not plated, sold for $356.50  Ex Kossoff sale, Bowers and Merena November 1985, lot 1746

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 599, sold for $488.75

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