1895-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7238)
The June 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2190
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Here is a coin in which the old split grading system might service as a better shorthand for its actual appearance; this coin might be better regarded as MS-62/65, as the reverse is quite mark-free and lightly prooflike and looks more like an MS-65, while the obverse bears some contact marks that limit the overall grade of this coin. The frosty white surfaces and light russet-gold peripheries make this an ideal specimen for the collector seeking an eye appealing, high end specimen without spending over $10,000 for a fully gem specimen.