DESCRIPTION Condition Census 1845 Liberty Seated Dollar
MS-63 (PCGS)Only 1 Finer at PCGS1845 Liberty Seated Silver Dollar. OC-1. Rarity-2. MS-63 (PCGS).
This beautiful 1845 is an exceptionally well preserved example of one of the rarest silver dollars from the 1840s. The definition is razor sharp to full throughout the design and the surfaces have a satiny texture overlaid in slightly mottled sandy-olive and antique silver patina. This piece ranks among the finest that PCGS has seen, with only a single coin graded MS-64.
The 1845 is one of the lowest mintage silver dollars from the 1840s with just 24,500 circulation strikes produced, second only to the 1844 with 20,000 coins struck. Most silver dollars of that decade circulated domestically, but were valued at a slight premium. Many were exported, especially to Europe. After 1852, nearly all Liberty Seated dollars were exported to Asia, plus a smaller quantity to Europe via England. As such, the 1845 is more plentiful in circulated grades than issues such as the 1855 and 1856, which were largely exported. In Mint State the 1845 is a landmark rarity, "the rarest of all Liberty Seated dollars of the 1840s and [maybe] the rarest Philadelphia Mint Liberty Seated dollar, period" (per Q. David Bowers, 1993). This importance of this Choice Mint State example for advanced Liberty Seated and/or silver dollar enthusiasts cannot be overstated.PCGS# 6931. NGC ID: 24YF. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/6931http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=24YF
PCGS Population: 3; 1 finer.