1888-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7186)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 2640
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Variegated russet-gray at the centers morphs to sea-blue at the peripheries of this nicely toned 1888-S Morgan dollar. Though not unusual to find exquisite toning on the earlier S-mint issues, the later issues are much rarer 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 dollar issues are the norm.