1867 $1 MS (PCGS# 6960)

2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction Platinum Night #388

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1867 $1 MS65 NGC. Ex: Sweet Collection. Large Over Smaller Date. Breen-5478. This interesting variety was created by first punching in the date with the half dollar logotype and then punching over it with the dollar date. Traces of the original 1 and 8 can be seen above the final position of these numerals. Quite a number of business strikes have been found in recent years with this date feature. It is also known on proofs, but it certainly not exclusively seen on proofs, as Breen stated. This is a highly reflective coin that has a significant amount of mint frost on the devices as well, resulting in a moderate cameo contrast. Sharply struck throughout, most of each side is brilliant (or close to it) with rings of iridescence around the margins. This lovely Gem is among the finest known with only five other pieces certified by NGC and PCGS as MS65, and none are finer (10/05). From The Jack Lee Collection, III
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