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Rank: 9
Score: 4361
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Set Description:

High-grade circulation strike examples of Liberty Seated Dollars (LSD’s) that escaped the melting pot only survive from scattered and seemingly random saving. The primary cause that continues to destroy the natural patina and skin on coins is cleaning which has many different forms and degrees. For decades chemical dips like potassium cyanide were recommended to strip away patina and leave coins bright. Well struck examples with smooth surfaces and natural toning are coveted by collectors. My experience has proven that the overwhelming majority of knowledgeable numismatists prefer silver coins from this time period that retain their original skin and display an antique look.
When I began collecting LSD in the late 80's I had no idea how difficult it would be to build a high quality set. I focused on choice AU coins because I wanted to see as much of the design as possible. My research convinced me that these early dollars were a good value. After several decades the spark that ignited my interest still burns brightly as I continue to enjoy the fascinating and challenging journey of building this collection. I am convinced that almost all of the coins in this collection have natural toning and original skin. Every coin was methodically selected for its natural premium quality surfaces, and eye appeal. I continue to enjoy the challenge of acquiring new coins and upgrading when possible. Forging friendships with fellow collectors and helping them build their collections has proven to be most rewarding. The fact that specimens like these have beaten the overwhelming odds against them and survived with their original surfaces is a miracle and makes them rare numismatic treasures. Many examples have been upgraded multiple times. Image quality is slowly improving.
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View Coin 1840 AU 58 PCGS 0
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View Coin 1847 AU 55 PCGS 0
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View Coin 1852 AU 58 PCGS 0
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View Coin 1853 AU 55 PCGS 0
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View Coin 1859 AU 55 PCGS 0
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View Coin 1870-CC AU 58 PCGS 0
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View Coin 1871-CC XF 45 PCGS 0
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View Coin 1872-CC AU 55 PCGS 0
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