1904-S $1 MS (PCGS# 7294)

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

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1904-S $1 MS65 NGC. CAC. After the string of S-mint Morgans culminating in the 1902-S, 1903-S, and 1904-S issues, there would be no more until the resurrection of the denomination in 1921 at three mints, with a slightly altered design. Although the 1904-S had the largest mintage of the three, as Bowers says "the 1904-S dollar is one of the key issues in the series, and in comparison to the demand for them, Mint State pieces are elusive." Gem Mint State examples, of course, are in another rarefied level altogether, where NGC has certified only 29 coins in MS65, with five pieces finer (10/10). This splendid Gem has frosty surfaces with tinges of gold, pink, and lilac alternating with silver-gray. The strike is well-executed but not full, and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. From The New Hope Collection.
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