1903-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7288)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4157
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One of the finest certified by PCGS and an incredible coin for the connoisseur who demands quality. Fully brilliant surfaces that show strong luster in the fields with a touch of peach-gold iridescence when examined under a light. This particular date survived in very limited numbers in any Mint State grade, thus demand is always high when an attractive example is available. At the Gem or finer level, there are precious few to go around. As noted, PCGS has seen 34 that earn the MS-66 grade with just 4 seen finer. Satin smooth surfaces that are virtually free of bagmarks or contact.<br />
<strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers</strong><br />
What a nice coin this is! I love Morgan dollars -- don’t we all? And in high grades, they are especially desirable. Of course, they can also be unaffordable at the same time. The present piece is ideal for someone with a well-fortified bank account and with a connoisseur’s eye. Go for it!