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1871 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6966, 7019, 87019, 97019

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:  1,073,800
Proofs:  960

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

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Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 275, illustrated, not sold

Brilliant Proof, untoned.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1184, plated, sold for $1,495.00

Proof 55.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3555, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

Proof-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1969, illustrated, sold for $719.00

ANACS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 876, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

MS-62 Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5622, not illustrated, sold for $546.25

MS-60, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5744, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6190, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 877, not illustrated, sold for $506.00

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6189, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

AU-50, Rev Rim Nick.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5742, not illustrated, sold for $425.50

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5743, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1270, not plated, sold for $517.50

EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3556, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

EF-45, cleaned.   Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3558, not illustrated, sold for $218.50

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 452, not plated, sold for $230.00

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1271, not plated, sold for $143.75

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1272, not plated, sold for $126.50

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 617, sold for $195.50

PCI VF-30, buffed.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1970, not illustrated, sold for $126.00

Very Good.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 618, sold for $115.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-64's.

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

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