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Obverse of 1862 Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1862 Silver Dollar


1862 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6952, 7005, 87005, 97005

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  11,540
Proofs:  550

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 Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof 65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3546, Childs Collection Specimen",  illustrated, sold for $9,487.50

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 868, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot
PCGS Proof-64.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1625, sold for $3,680.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 99, plated, sold for $2,185.00  Ex Jay Collection sale (Stack's, October 28, 1967, lot 425)

NGC Proof-63 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1626, sold for $2,530.00

Net Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1464, sold for $1,380.00

Brilliant Proof, if not slightly finer.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1175, not plated, sold for $1,610.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1253, not plated, sold for $977.50

ANACS Net PR-60, environmental damage.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6195, not illustrated, sold for $833.75

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6317, plated, sold for $690.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 541, illustrated, sold for $5,520.00

ANACS MS-62 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1465, sold for $1,840.00

PCGS MS-61.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1627, sold for $2,415.00 "to the book"

Net MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1466, sold for $1,265.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6316, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

Net VF-35.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1467, sold for $920.00

Very Fine in terms of wear.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1254, not plated, sold for $517.50

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

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