1901 $1 MS (PCGS# 7272)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2094
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It is well known that the 1901 Morgan dollar is as common as can be in worn grades but in Mint State, especially at the level of MS-63 or higher, it is indeed a rarity. The present coin is bright silver overall with essentially no patina beyond a whisper of gold toning. Well struck throughout, the surfaces are free of all but minor bag scuffs and light nicks. The presentation is of an otherwise typical Choice Morgan dollar, but this date is prized at this level of preservation. Only 116 have been graded this high by PCGS with 41 higher, a small number considering the countless thousands of collectors who specialize in the Morgan series.