1843 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar. MS-64 (NGC).
Produced in respectable numbers for the decade in which it was delivered, the 1843 (165,100 pieces struck) is among the more easily obtainable No Motto Seated Dollars in today's market. Since most survivors are circulated to one degree or another, this issue is conditionally scarce, if not rare in all Mint State grades. The originality of this richly toned example is beyond question, the otherwise lavender-gray patina lightening to more of a pearl-gray shade over much of the obverse. Blushes of cobalt-blue color are also seen here and there. Plenty of bold-to-sharp striking detail is indicative of an above average strike for the type. Full underlying mint luster is noted, whereas singularly mentionable abrasions are not. An impressively pedigreed example for the Seated Dollar specialist.