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Lot 1670

1844 Liberty Seated Dollar. PCGS graded MS-62. A gorgeous white specimen that possesses all of the traits one would hope this issue to have. Strongly prooflike surfaces with satiny luster extending out from the borders. Liberty's portrait is frosty and truly uncirculated in condition. A few ticks here and there and some light hairlines do nothing to take away from the brilliance of this coin. The date is closer to the border below. The reverse fields match the high level of quality of the obverse fields and the eagle is bold and frosty. Underneath the eagle's right wing and just below neck there are myriad patches of raised die lines that resemble the detail of a close up snowflake. These raised die lines continue into the left portion of the shield and also exist in the recessed area below the eagle's left wing. A clashmark is seen just below Liberty's wrist in the field.

After three year of mintage figures above 150,000 coins, only 20,000 Liberty Seated dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1844. This issue is legitimately scarce in all grades and any uncirculated example is rare. A specimen as choice and original as the present coin is seldom seen or offered for sale. Housed in an old PCGS green label, fat letter holder. PCGS has graded 12 in MS-62, 5 in MS-63, 1 in MS-64 and a single MS-65 as finest (PCGS # 6930) .
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,000.
The Michael M. Magdic Collection.

Realized $8,913

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