1894 $1 MS (PCGS# 7228)
The May 2013 ANA National Money Show
Lot Number: 1146
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The 1894 Morgan dollar is an important key issue in the series, and had the second-lowest mintage figure for circulation strikes, at a mere 110,000 pieces. This richly toned near-Gem shows a blanket of deep original patina across each side. The striking detail is bold, if not quite full over the centers, and only superficial slide marks keep this visually alluring coin from a Gem holder. This condition rarity should please any specialist as it has been held off the market for generations and is a date and mint that is quite difficult to find this well preserved.