1884-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7156)
Lot Number: 7437
A welcomed exception to the typical 1884-S dollar, which in almost every case seems to be a solid About Uncirculated coin. This beautiful coin is solidly mint state with no room for discussion and is thus refreshing to see. Essentially brilliant with just a nuance of soft champagne toning. Superb luster, with just a few tiny scattered surface marks that amount to very little aesthetically. In fact, careful consideration from any prospective buyer is recommended as this coin seems easily worthy of the "premium quality" qualifier. A really nice example of this tough date in mint state.<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-weight: bold;">Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br /> </strong>Among San Francisco Mint dollars, the 1884-S emerges as one of the top echelon, key varieties—not in the league with 1893-S or 1892-S at this preservation level, but still far above a whole string of affordable, collectable varieties. A nice addition to a specialized collection.