1895-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7238)

2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 ANA National Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta #1203

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Lot Description
1895-S $1 MS65 NGC. Most examples of the 1895-S dollar show extensive bagmarks and other abrasions, but this is a relatively mark-free Gem that is particularly smooth on Liberty's cheek. Just as important are this coin's rather unusual surfaces. The typical 1895-S, like many of its predecessors, shows thick mint frost that liberally coats the devices. Not so this semiprooflike piece, minimally toned save for a glimmer of green-gold at the margins. The strike is excellent, as usually seen. An important condition rarity in addition to the overall scarcity that comes from a mintage of only 400,000 pieces. Census: 10 in 65, 4 finer (1/14). Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2009), lot 1200; Los Angeles Signature (Heritage, 8/2009), lot 1178; New York Signature (Heritage, 11/2013), lot 3738.
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