1903-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7288)
Dan Holmes Part II
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1120
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A nice white coin with some gold tone near the date. A popular key date. Unlike the preceding and following S-mint dates from 1896 to 1904 in this series, the 1903-S is a remarkably rare coin in the choice Mint State grades despite an adequate original mintage of 1.2 million pieces. It seems that many were included among the 270 million+ silver dollars that the U.S. government destroyed under the provisions of the Pittman Act of 1918. Bright and scintillatingly lustrous, and neither side reveals any singularly distracting bagmarks. A bold strike adds to this coin's list of positive attributes. Pop 65; 145 finer, 94 in 64, 42 in 65, 8 in 66, 1 in 67(PCGS # 7288) </B>. <BR>Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,000.