1897-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7250)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 3741
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This is a richly original, silky-smooth Superb Gem dressed in streaks of rose-gray, "old-silver," and champagne-apricot patina. Satiny surfaces are devoid of even trivial distractions, although a razor-sharp strike is easily seen despite the depth of toning. Tied for finest certified at NGC.