1876-S T$1 MS (PCGS# 7043)

2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1167

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Lot Description
1876-S T$1 MS65 NGC. Type One Obverse and Reverse. Large S. San Francisco was the dominant Mint in issuing Trade dollars -- logical, since it was the closest facility to the Asian markets for which the Trade dollar was intended. While the 1877-S and 1878-S are the most frequently collected type issues, the 1876-S in its various forms is at worst a mildly unorthodox choice, though conditionally rare at the MS65 level. This well-defined Gem is partially prooflike under scattered russet, lavender-blue, and gold-gray toning. A few small marks are scattered on each side, but the only flaws of any length appear just to the right of Liberty, specifically her head. Census: 18 in 65, 3 finer (12/11).
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