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EastonCollectionEastonCollection Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

I never collected Seated Dollars nor ever owned one. I attended the PCGS Phila show and acquired this Dollar. I know that its quite scarce in mintage. The originality and beautiful toning made this a no brainer for me so I came to price. I felt the price was very fair for such a scarce coin. No bad hits or any unattractiveness to it.
I usually don't ask for comments from others but I tend to acquire Bust coinage so these are considered modern to me!


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    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 29, 2017 7:48AM

    I've hardly ever seen a seated dollar I didn't like. This one I like a lot. Excellent choice for your first seated dollar.

    There really are no common date when compared to other series. PCGS has only graded a little over 11,000 seated dollars period, including crack out resubmissions. I think you did just fine.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

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    astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's really nice!

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    superpsychmdsuperpsychmd Posts: 1,278 ✭✭✭

    Looks crusty and original

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a really nice AU-58! Congratulations.

    I've hardly ever seen a seated dollar I didn't like.

    Unfortunately I've seen quite a few of them I didn't like because so many of them have been cleaned and "enhanced." Many Seated Dollars are darkly toned like the OP, and that has led too many people to attempt to brighten them. That type of toning can't be brightened without damage.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin; I always wondered why such an attractive design wasn't as popular as the subsequent Morgan dollars, etc.. The seated designs held sway from the late 1830s to the 1870s, I'm just curious how the people of that era felt as the Bust coins gave way to the Seated coins and then to the Morgan, Barber coinage.

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    ChrisRxChrisRx Posts: 5,619 ✭✭✭✭

    As long as you like it...

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    tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough date

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    joebb21joebb21 Posts: 4,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not caring about price as much because that is a beautiful original au58. If you like it then you did well

    may the fonz be with you...always...
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    No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is s nice one. As Bill Jones stated most are unattractive cleaned coins. Great start. Congrats

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    Nice coin; I always wondered why such an attractive design wasn't as popular as the subsequent Morgan dollars, etc.. The seated designs held sway from the late 1830s to the 1870s, I'm just curious how the people of that era felt as the Bust coins gave way to the Seated coins and then to the Morgan, Barber coinage.

    Morgan Dollars were made in very large quantities for political reasons, and many of them never reached circulation. As a result there were lots and lots of bright and shiny Mint State coins for collectors as they came out of the government hoards. They were cheap and very very collectable.

    AND, if you go back to the early 1960s, they were not all that popular. An old dealer told me in the early '70s that he got bags of dollars, went through them for the better dates, and blew off the rejects for 99 cents apiece at the shows.

    There were some, but not very many Seated Dollars in the government hoards. Most of what was available were not Mint State and not bright and shiney unless you dipped or polished them. And they were not as cheap as Morgan Dollars. The common date Morgan Dollars could be had for face value or very little more. The Seated coins were more expensive.

    As for what people thought of Seated Dollars back in the day, many people didn't want them. They big, heavy and hard to care in quantity. They also represented a fair amount of money since many people didn't make much more than dollar a day in the 19th century.

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    CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Type of coin that should stand the test if time. I bet it has been sold as an UNC a few times over the years

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it! Really rare to find these with any color that has the “right” look.

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    GazesGazes Posts: 2,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful!

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    MikeInFLMikeInFL Posts: 10,188 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin. One I'd be happy to own. Congrats...Mike

    Collector of Large Cents, US Type, and modern pocket change.
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    TwobitcollectorTwobitcollector Posts: 3,110 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice, well done.

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    Wonderful coin! Based on the picture I believe that this coin would be even more impressive in hand when direct light could bring out the colors surrounding the eagle and within liberty. Congrats on the new pickup

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    JBNJBN Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations! Wonderful coin.

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    RollermanRollerman Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It might be interesting to note that Lavere Redfield (of the 407,00 silver dollar hoard) had several dollars of this date in his safety deposit box(s). It was also noted in the new book out about Mr. Redfield that he was known to visit coin shops in Reno and that he did have stamps and coins he collected. He wasn't just a hoarder of Dollars as was assumed in the past.

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    EastonCollectionEastonCollection Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thank you for all your nice comments. I really haven't focused on this series and I do know its difficulty, so I am very glad to get this goody!

    Easton Collection
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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lovely example, and certainly deserves the cac seal of approval.

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    mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin!

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    BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,873 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really nice, congrats

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    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    That is a really nice AU-58! Congratulations.

    I've hardly ever seen a seated dollar I didn't like.

    Unfortunately I've seen quite a few of them I didn't like because so many of them have been cleaned and "enhanced." Many Seated Dollars are darkly toned like the OP, and that has led too many people to attempt to brighten them. That type of toning can't be brightened without damage.

    You are 100 % correct Bill but I still haven't seen one I didn't like, even the ugly ones. I just think it is a really classy looking series. Wish I never sold the dozen or so I had back in the day.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

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    WDPWDP Posts: 517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There were some nice Seated and Trade Dollars in this sale. You picked a good time and and a good coin (1850 Dollar) to "start" your collection! Congratulations, and good seeing you in Philadelphia!

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    EastonCollectionEastonCollection Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WDP - thank you and great seeing you. I know that you were eyeing this one as well as others but this one was waaaaay to good and nice to pass.

    Easton Collection
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a nice coin.... though it seems that the tarnish may be concealing some surface issues in the fields... just my observation from the picture.... I may be mistaken.... I hope so. Cheers, RickO

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    agreed, nice one

    Frank

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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,364 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet coin. A great example of a coin you will never regret purchasing. Long after you’ve forgotten about the money, the quality of this example will remain. I especially love the reverse. So original. Nice job!

    Dave

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    drddmdrddm Posts: 5,304 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful Seated Dollar!
    Congrats on a great pick up!
    You definitely have an eye for appealing coins!

    Dave

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That one has 'the look'....Congrats!

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    shishshish Posts: 1,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a beautiful coin with natural surfaces that I owned for many years and sold to a fellow collector.

    Liberty Seated and Trade Dollar Specialist
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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As long as you like it...that is what matters.

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