1895-O $1 MS (PCGS# 7236)

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

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Lot Description
1895-O $1 MS61 PCGS. The 1895-O Morgan dollar is readily available in circulated grades, including Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated. Mint State pieces are much more difficult to locate, and when found are apt to be MS63 and below. Moreover, regardless of grade, "... most are casually if not lightly struck and have dull, insipid luster (David Bowers, A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars). The present MS61 offering is an exceptional piece in the above regards. Its strike is well above average, evidenced by the near-full detail in the hair above Liberty's ear. The eagle's breast feathers, though more incomplete than the obverse center, also show good detail. The luster is nearly complete on both sides, and though not dazzling, is certainly not "insipid." Finally, while we notice a few small marks on its essentially untoned surfaces, the coin is far from being "beaten up" as is the case for most MS60 and MS61 pieces. All in all, a nice piece for the designated grade.
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