1886-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7170)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 12530
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An essentially brilliant 1886-S silver dollar with spectacular cartwheel luster and great overall visual appeal. On the reverse, there are scattered instances of apparent die rust, which appear to the naked eye as small areas of cloudy patina; this is a mint-made feature which does not impact the coin's technical grade. Post-strike marks are minimal, leaving the Gem grade designation unchallenged.