1885-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7164)

The June 2010 Baltimore Auction

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1885-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS). A lower-mintage San Francisco Mint Morgan Dollar from the early 1880s, the 1885-S is scarce even in the lower Mint State grades. Gems in MS-65 are very scarce by Morgan Dollar standards, while MS-66s are quite rare. This sharply struck, frosty-textured example is awash in rich, even, smoky-lavender patina. More direct angles also call forth glints of softer undertoning in various pastel shades, although not even close inspection reveals a distracting abrasion.
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