1895-O $1 MS (PCGS# 7236)

2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144

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1895-O $1 MS60 PCGS. Q. David Bowers' writes memorably of the 1895-O Morgan dollar in his massive silver dollar Encyclopedia: {blockquote}"The rarity and importance of the 1895-O in Mint State cannot be overemphasized. As a dealer I know full well that only rarely does a specialized collection of Morgan dollars contain a specimen in any Uncirculated grade." {/blockquote} The present coin is one such, and it is a far nicer specimen than the MS60 grade might imply. While a few slide marks and ticks do appear both on the high points and in the fields, the surfaces overall are not covered with massive abrasions, as one might expect on some examples. Roller marks do appear on the hair just above the ear, as well. Yet the silver-white surfaces emit softly frosted luster, and the reverse on its own is suggestive of a finer grade. Certified in a green-label holder, this is a rare find for Morgan aficionados. From The Helen Gates Kirk Collection.
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