1895-O 10C MS (PCGS# 4807)

2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    783
  • Grade:
    MS64
  • Price:
    $9,775.00
Lot Description
1895-O 10C MS64 NGC. Why do collectors always fill those key-date holes last? If you have made a New Year's resolution not to procrastinate further or to change your ways, this is a fleeting opportunity to either fill that last hole in your Barber dime set, or to start a new collection with the key date first. (That is, unless you want to start with the nearly unobtainable 1894-S.) The present example boasts superior surfaces and a robust strike that come extremely close to full Gem status. The pristine surfaces are a light silver-gray complemented by a tinge of amber on the obverse periphery. The Gem designation is perhaps prevented by a small, light scratch, visible only under a glass, that runs down the side of Liberty's nose. A tiny dot depression in the cheek looks to be a planchet flaw. The strike is well executed, save for softness on the lower wreath details. Despite these minutiae, this is an appealing example of a coin that comes infrequently to auction in such a high grade: our records of major numismatic auctions show only 10 offerings of the 1895-O in MS64 in the past 13 years. Delay no longer! Census: 8 in 64, 8 finer (1/06).
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