1890-O $1, DM MS (PCGS# 97201)

2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412

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1890-O $1 MS65 Deep Mirror Prooflike PCGS. Ex: Jack Lee III. The astute collector will be rewarded when demonstrating patience in the search for an example of this issue. Although most are softly struck, and many lack contrast, every so often a nicely defined and attractive example appears in the marketplace. Such is the case here. Even though this example is not fully struck, it is far above average and even shows some details in the hair over the ear, the usual point of weakness, especially for examples from the New Orleans Mint. It is a fully brilliant example, save for a splash of gold toning at the lower right obverse. The fields are delicately mirrored with lustrous silver devices. Although prooflike and deep mirror prooflike examples are encountered from time to time, Gem quality examples are rare. In fact, only one Deep Mirror Prooflike example of this date has received a higher grade. This example, in its older green-label PCGS holder, may deserve a closer look from Morgan Dollar specialists. Population: 16 in 65, 1 finer (1/06). From The Michael Casper Collection, Part Three.
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