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Lot 1692

1852 Liberty Seated Dollar. PCGS graded MS-60. As if offering a fresh 1851 dollar were not enough, we now present a fantastic and original example of another "classic" rarity, the 1852 dollar! At first glance, one is mesmerized by the soothing magenta, blue and golden hues. After enjoying the wonderful toning one will want to view the technical merits of this rarity much closer. The fields are semi-reflective and enchance the color. Strike weakness is noted on some of the stars and head of Liberty but most of the coin is bold, especially the eagle. Aside from a old scratch on Liberty's right arm and a scratch above star 12, the obverse is remarkably clean. On the reverse, all will appreciate the intensity of eagle's frosty and bold appearance. The iridescent tones from the obverse have now shifted to a more uniform mix of subtle gray and champagne. There are some old faint hairlines but they are subdued by rich toning. For identification, we note a small mint-made planchet depression just at the inside tip of the eagle's left wing. Horizontal die file marks are present within the left vertical stripes of the shield.
Only 1,100 silver dollars were produced at the Philadelphia Mint in 1852 and as with the 1851, every 1852 business strike dollar is rare! While the known population of the 1851 is mostly grouped within the AU58-MS64 grade range, the 1852 has examples evenly from XF40-MS65. We feel that this specimen is just shy of Condition Census for the issue. All will undoubtedly appreciate the originality and desirability of this stunning example. Currently, PCGS has graded a total of 25 coins in all grades. In mint state, PCGS has graded 1 in MS-60, 3 in MS-62, 1 in MS-63, 3 in MS-64 and 1 in MS-65 (PCGS # 6940) .
Estimated Value $20,000 - 25,000.
The Michael M. Magdic Collection.


 
Realized $54,625
 



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