1883-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7148)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 2450
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Among Morgan dollars the 1883-S at the MS-64 level, never mind the addition of the CAC sticker, is a great object of desire. The present coin is truly beautiful and stands high among examples at that grade level. Here is an opportunity. The soft lilac-gray surfaces of this lustrous Morgan dollar are adorned with halos of rich neon-blue iridescence at the rims. A classic date that becomes a <em>Condition Rarity </em>in MS-64 or finer despite its mintage of 6.25 million pieces -- the vast majority of the production run saw moderate to heavy commercial use in the San Francisco area, with the end result that examples are routinely available today in AU and the lower range of Mint State, but go above that level and you have a notable semi-key date. Choice for the grade with a sharp strike and some prooflike reflectivity in the fields.