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Prooflike and Near-Gem ca. 1860 PERSEVERANDO So-Called Dollar

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Prooflike and Near-Gem ca. 1860 PERSEVERANDO So-Called Dollar

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A magnificent specimen of this popular colonial-related So-Called Dollar. Fully and outstandingly reflective with outstanding contrast between the frosty devices and the bright, mirrored fields. Free of serious scuffs or marks (the apparent vertical scuff near EV of PERSEVERANDO is on the holder, not the medal), just a couple little contact marks are seen in the field far below the palmetto and a couple little specks of surface detritus are present near RS of PERSEVERANDO. Under a glass and bright light, the textured surfaces take on a sequined look. The devices are sharply defined, moreso than usually seen.

While often dated to ca. 1876, this So-Called dollar type deserves to be re-dated to the years immediately preceding the Civil War. Montroville Dickeson, the author of the American Numismatical Manual, was most active primarily in the late 1850s and early 1860s. These pieces appear in auction as early as the September 1863 sale of the George Seavey Collection by William Strobridge (Lot 943; the other related Dickeson so-called dollars were also offered in the next few lots), and likely earlier if I explored the issue further. This HK number is listed as Rarity-7 in the latest edition of the So-Called dollar book. It rarely turns up on the market and tends to be imperfect when it does. No higher graded pieces are listed in the NGC Census. This medal's connection with one of America's first high-profile numismatists and its design taken from Continental Currency makes this an especially popular issue.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS64
Designation DMPL
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2514065082

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A magnificent specimen of this popular colonial-related So-Called Dollar. Fully and outstandingly reflective with outstanding contrast between the frosty devices and the bright, mirrored fields. Free of serious scuffs or marks (the apparent vertical scuff near EV of PERSEVERANDO is on the holder, not the medal), just a couple little contact marks are seen in the field far below the palmetto and a couple little specks of surface detritus are present near RS of PERSEVERANDO. Under a glass and bright light, the textured surfaces take on a sequined look. The devices are sharply defined, moreso than usually seen.

While often dated to ca. 1876, this So-Called dollar type deserves to be re-dated to the years immediately preceding the Civil War. Montroville Dickeson, the author of the American Numismatical Manual, was most active primarily in the late 1850s and early 1860s. These pieces appear in auction as early as the September 1863 sale of the George Seavey Collection by William Strobridge (Lot 943; the other related Dickeson so-called dollars were also offered in the next few lots), and likely earlier if I explored the issue further. This HK number is listed as Rarity-7 in the latest edition of the So-Called dollar book. It rarely turns up on the market and tends to be imperfect when it does. No higher graded pieces are listed in the NGC Census. This medal's connection with one of America's first high-profile numismatists and its design taken from Continental Currency makes this an especially popular issue.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS64
Designation DMPL
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2514065082

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