1888-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7186)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2890
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Variegated pale peach at the centers morphs to light magenta, electric blue and clear gold at the peripheries of this unusually vividly toned 1888-S Morgan Dollar. Though not unusual to find exquisite toning on the earlier S-mint issues, the later issues are much rare in toned form, probably emphasized by the absolute scarcity of the late 1880s and most of the 1890s San Francisco issues. Bright white or very lightly toned 1888-S issues are the norm.