1895-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7238)


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1895-S $1 MS65 NGC. This is a special coin. Most examples of this issue show extensive bagmarks and other abrasions, but this is a relatively mark-free Gem, aside from the usual quota of small abrasions. More importantly, however, this piece has rather unusual surfaces. The typical 1895-S, like many of its predecessors, shows thick mint frost that liberally coats the devices. Not so this piece: The surfaces are brilliant and semiprooflike, in that regard more like a Mint State 1893-S, many of which also show some prooflikeness. The strike is excellent, as usually seen on the 1895-S. Of course, in Gem condition any 1895-S is an elusive and popular rarity. NGC has certified only 10 pieces at this level, with a mere three finer (6/09).
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