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1857 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6945, 7000, 87000

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  94,000
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) below the eagle on the reverse

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Recent appearances:
Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1170, plated, sold for $7,475.00

MS-60, Polished.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5726, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1451, sold for $1,495.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 600, unsold

ANACS Net EF-45, AU Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6314, not plated, not sold

Net EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1452, sold for $1,035.00

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1247, not plated, sold for $529.00

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-64's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63s.

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