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Obverse of 1860 Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1860 Silver Dollar


PCGS Nos: 6949, 7003, 87003


Circulation strikes:  217,600
Proofs:  1,330

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

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66s.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67's.

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-67 Cameo (illustrated above).

PCGS Proof-67 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003, Lot 540, illustrated, sold for $59,800.00

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1173, not plated, sold for $977.50

Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 605, sold for $1,380.00

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5729, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 447, not plated, withdrawn

Very Fine/Extremely Fine, lightly toned.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1251, not plated, sold for $253.00

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