1896-O $1 MS (PCGS# 7242)

2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1174

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4235
  • Grade:
    MS64
  • Price:
    $32,900.00
Lot Description
1896-O $1 MS64 PCGS. One of several condition rarities in the Morgan dollar series, this particular 1896-O will suit the collector who appreciates light golden toning over lustrous surfaces and a rather sharp strike for this notoriously poorly struck issue. The curls over Liberty's ear show minimal weakness and the eagle's breast shows some definition on the feathers, although the central area is a bit shadowy. The surfaces are quite attractive, with no deep or distracting nicks or scuffs on Liberty's cheek or neck, and the surrounding fields are quite pleasing for the grade. Close examination reveals a vertical nick close to Liberty's ear on her cheek, and another tiny tick on her nostril which may be useful for future identification. Population: 26 in 64, 3 finer (7/12). Ex: Ft. Lauderdale FUN (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 30339, which realized $32,200.
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