1888 $1, DM MS (PCGS# 97183)

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

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Lot Description
1888 $1 MS67 Deep Mirror Prooflike NGC. The 1888 Morgan dollar, with a mintage approaching 20 million circulation strikes, is common through the MS65 level. Even Premium Gems can be located with minimal difficulty. Prooflike examples are also available in the better Mint State grades. Deep Mirror Prooflike specimens in the lofty grade of MS67, such as the current offering, are another matter entirely. Both sides yield stunning field-motif contrast, extremely unusual for '88 Prooflike pieces. A powerful strike leaves strong detail on the design elements, and the only color is a hint of gold-tan on Liberty's cheek. Nicely preserved throughout. Census: 2 in 67 Deep Mirror Prooflike, 0 finer (11/09).
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