Rare coins are fantastic investment vehicles, but many of the higher evaluations keep newer investors on the sidelines. Fortunately, there is a wide range of coins offering various price points for all kinds of investors.
In this Gold Spot Overtime, we’re excited to reveal a special investment grade coin that offers a more accessible entry point for first-time investors looking to dip their toes in the market. Don’t be fooled by a lower price tag though. This rare coin still delivers a valuable punch due to its exceptional condition, fascinating history, and exceeding rarity.
Watch the video above to hear Scottsdale Bullion & Coin Founder Eric Sepanek explain why this rare silver coin deserves a spot in your expanding portfolio.
Introducing the Proof 66 1871 Seated Liberty Dollar
This beautiful 1871 Seated Liberty Coin boasts an NGC grade of Proof 66 (PF 66) which, in coin grading, denotes an exceptional condition for collectible coins. Although 960 proofs were initially struck in this mintage, the overwhelming majority of the rated 1871 Seated Liberty Coins received grades 64 or below. Fewer than 60 reached Premium or Gem levels.
The Seated Liberty Dollar featured here is one of just 10 to receive such an exceptional grade. The Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) has only rated two similar Seated Dollars higher. Similarly, Professional Coin Grading Services (PCGS) has only graded two coins at Proof 66 with one rated higher. This silver coin’s relatively limited mintage is reinforced by a pristine condition which only augments its value.
Seated Liberty Dollar History & Design
The Seated Liberty Dollar helped to reignite the country’s production of silver dollars which had virtually ceased in the preceding years. This iconic coin was the second silver dollar minted after the production of the denomination stopped. In total, the Seated Liberty dollar enjoyed over three decades of production from 1840 to 1873.
Christian Gobrecht, the principal engraver behind the Seated Liberty Dollar, drew inspiration from the Gobrecht dollar which he was commissioned to design prior.
Seated Liberty Dollar Obverse Coin Design
True to its name, the Seated Liberty’s obverse side shows Lady Liberty sitting gracefully – a design by Thomas Sully which was carried over from the Gobrecht version of the silver dollar.
Seated Liberty Dollar Reverse Coin Design
The coin’s reverse features a regal depiction of a bald eagle by John Reich. The design shows the eagle with its wings expanded, head turned, and talons clutching arrows and an olive branch. The banner with the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST wasn’t added until 1866. There’s also an engraving of ONE DOL., referencing the coin’s face value.
Proof 66 1871 Seated Liberty Coin Value & Price Potential
Both NCG and PSCG guides list this pristine Proof 66 1871 Seated Liberty Dollar at $25,000. We’re offering it today at only
$24,950 (SOLD OUT) exclusively for our viewers. This fantastic price point makes it easier for investors of all backgrounds to access the rare coin market while still promising impressive returns.
Expand Your Portfolio With Rare Coins
Rarity is one of the most influential factors determining a coin’s inherent value and future growth potential. Considering only a select few 1871 Seated Liberty Dollars exist at this level of condition, this rare silver coin will yield impressive returns for any investor willing to hold it for the long term.
Add to that a lower price tag than many rare coins, and you’re looking at an optimal investment opportunity. You secure the price stability and growth you desire at a more accessible entry point.
Reach out to Scottsdale Bullion & Coin or your dedicated SBC Precious Metals Advisor directly to learn more about this 1871 Seated Dollar or other hand-picked investment grade coin options.
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