1893-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7226)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4146
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Bright silver with some luster in the protected areas and the usual minor wear and nicks from brief circulation. Actually a higher grade may be in order in technical terms as the curls show very little wear in all, same with the eagle's breast which has rounded feathers only on the highest parts at the center. No bumps or heavy marks distract the eye of the numismatist, and all the usual die markers are in order here, confirming this is one of the prized 1893-S Morgan dollars. Few collectors are able to obtain an example at all, let alone in such a lofty grade as the price is just prohibitive for many. With the surfaces fully brilliant silver, this particular coin would likely fit well into a matched Mint State collection of these popular Morgan silver dollars.