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Obverse of 1868 Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1868 Silver Dollar


1868 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6961, 7016, 87016, 97016

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  162,100
Proofs:  600

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8151, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00; offered previously in Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6197, illustrated, not sold

ICG Proof-63 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1637, sold for $1,840.00 "to the book"

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1181, "Breen 5480", plated, sold for $5,175.00 Ex Moreira Collection III

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1263, not plated, unsold

ANACS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1471, sold for $632.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1264, not plated, sold for $805.00

EF/AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 611, sold for $546.25

Extremely Fine, lightly toned.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1265, not plated, sold for $402.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66s.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-65s.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-64s.

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