1897-O $1 MS (PCGS# 7248)
The June 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2198
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Despite its generous mintage of over 4,000,000 coins, the 1897-O is a noted condition rarity in grades above MS-63, represented by little more than three dozen <em>grading events at this grade level or higher at NGC</em>. The piece offered here is brilliant and untoned with some minor contact marks that are expected at the MS-64 grade level. Well struck for the date, with the eagle's breast feathers well deliniated and decent separation of Liberty's hair curls above the ear.