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1859-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6948

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 20,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 271, illustrated, sold for $19,550.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62, Famous "Trade Dollar" Issue.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 538, illustrated, not sold  The first silver dollar issue of the San Francisco Mint

NGC AU-53.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 539, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

AU-50, Polished.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5728, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1457, sold for $1,380.00  From the sale of the Gary L. Burhop and  Mel W. Davis Collection, October 1996, Lot 1097

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1458, sold for $977.50

Choice EF.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 446, plated, sold for $2,070.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1250, plated, sold for $488.75

Very Good.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 604, sold for $345.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-63's.

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