1850 Liberty Seated Silver $1 PCGS PR64+ - $38,500. Click on Coin Image to
virtual gem. Only 20 struck. Just 1 graded higher at
PCGS. This Liberty Seated proof 1850 Silver Dollar has
a sharp, full strike, as expected for a proof coin.
The centers of the stars and the feathers of the eagle
are all bold. The surfaces show some cameo contrast
with the principal devices lighter than the fields on
both sides. Not a trace of wear is seen on the coin,
in keeping with the grade.
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Designed by Christian Gobrecht, the
obverse shows Liberty looking over her shoulder to the
left as she sits on a rock. In one hand she holds a
pole with a Phrygian cap upon it. With the other she
balances the LIBERTY inscribed Union shield. Thirteen
stars are above, interrupted by her head and the cap,
and the date is below. The reverse shows the heraldic
eagle looking left. In its talons are the olive branch
and arrows, symbols of peace and preparedness. At the
top is the required inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
The denomination written as ONE DOL. is below.
There were three varieties of the proof
strike of 1850. One issue has a closed 5 in the date.
The other two have open 5’s. One of the open 5
issues has a heavy die crack through the base of the
date. The present coin is the open 5 without the die
crack. The reverse uses the reverse of 1840-50, which
has elements of the vertical shield stripes extending
through the horizontal line above. The right part of
the first stripe extends farthest upward and touches
the third horizontal stripe.