PCGS 6934 - 1847 $1
This type, struck 1840-65 in small quantities, is available in circulated condition. The 1847, along with 1859-O, 1860 and 1860-O, are the common dates, the result of a release of a quantity from Treasury vaults in the 1960's. Unlike the minor coinage, the silver dollar's weight was never revised in 1853 or 1873. This accounts for the absence of the "arrows" varieties. The only design change was the addition of the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" in 1866.
Recorded mintage: 140,750.
Specification: 26.73 g, .900 fine silver, .773 troy oz ASW, 38.1 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Christian Gobrecht.
Catalog reference: KM 71.
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