1859-O $1 MS (PCGS# 6947)

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

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Lot Description
1859-O $1 MS63 PCGS. CAC. Bowers' Silver Dollar Encyclopedia mentions that from one to three bags of 1859-O and 1860-O silver dollars were released in the Treasury dispersals of 1962-64, amounting to 1,000-3,000 coins. However, most of those coins were "heavily bagmarked and scarred, the result of careless storage, handling and shipping procedures over the years, the average grade today being MS-60 or just slightly better." Examples at the MS63 level of this coin are few and far between: PCGS has certified 45 such, with 18 finer (11/09). This piece has attractive luster over silver-gold surfaces, with some minor ticks on Liberty's midsection that preclude an even finer grade. Far nicer than usually encountered. Population: 45 in 63, 18 finer (11/09).
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