1896-O $1 MS (PCGS# 7242)
The January 2012 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 10215
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When offered in Mint State at all, the conditionally challenging 1896-O is apt to be heavily abraded, poorly struck and/or lackluster. A superior quality example, especially in light of the MS-60 grade returned by NGC, this coin exhibits a sharp strike that even extends through the centers. Frosty mint luster is also uncommonly vibrant, and wispy abrasions include no individually mentionable distractions. Otherwise brilliant, a halo of golden peripheral toning on the obverse further enhances already memorable eye appeal in a BU '96-O Morgan.