1870-S Seated Liberty Silver Dollar 

The 1870-S Seated Liberty Silver Dollar is a highly coveted coin among collectors due to its rarity and historical significance. However, there's an important clarification to make: Seated Liberty Silver Dollars were not minted in 1870. The Seated Liberty Silver Dollar series ended in 1873. 

The San Francisco Mint (mintmark "S") did not produce any silver dollars in 1870. In fact, no U.S. Mint produced silver dollars for circulation in 1870.  

The only silver dollars struck by the United States Mint in 1870 were a handful of patterns (essentially test coins) produced at the Philadelphia Mint. 

However, there are instances of counterfeit 1870-S Seated Liberty Silver Dollars. These counterfeit coins are often altered from genuine Seated Liberty silver dollars from other years, with the "S" mintmark added to give the appearance of being struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1870.  

Authentic examples of the 1870-S Seated Liberty Silver Dollar are considered extremely rare and would be highly valuable if one were to exist. 

It's essential for collectors to be wary of any purported 1870-S Seated Liberty Silver Dollars and to have such coins authenticated by reputable numismatic experts or third-party grading services to ensure their genuineness. 

Seated Liberty Design: The Seated Liberty design was created by Christian Gobrecht and was featured on various denominations of U.S. silver coinage during the mid-19th century. 

As collectors and enthusiasts eagerly await the opportunity to learn more about these extraordinary finds, the numismatic community buzzes with excitement and speculation.  

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