1897-O 10C MS (PCGS# 4813)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2075
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Delightful surfaces are smooth, frosty and essentially brilliant save for mottled golden-copper highlights around the obverse periphery. Sharply struck throughout -- a feature not always noted in Barber dimes attributed to the New Orleans Mint. From a modest mintage of 666,000 circulation strikes, most of which saw heavy duty in commerce. Closed 9 in date. To find this date in MS-65+, as here, is no mean accomplishment; indeed, the present piece is one of just two examples of the date given a "+" designation by PCGS. Choice and appealing at many levels.