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1863 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6953, 7006, 87006, 97006

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  27,200
Proofs:  460

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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 324, plated, sold for $12,937.50

NGC Proof 65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3547, sold for $9,775.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1468, sold for $6,900.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 44, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1176, plated, sold for $6,900.00

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 869, illustrated, sold for $1,897.00

Proof-60+ (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1628, plated, unsold

ANACS Proof-60, Artificially toned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6323, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1255, plated, sold for $833.75

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3548, illustrated, sold for $7,877.50

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1469, sold for $805.00

AU-50, Cleaned, Retoned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5734, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

"About Uncirculated".  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1256, plated, sold for $920.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRDC-64s.

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