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

2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117

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Lot Description
1890-O $1 MS65 Deep Mirror Prooflike NGC. Without belaboring the obvious, Jack Lee really had an eye for silver dollars. The three O-mints from 1890 through 1892 are notorious strike rarities, not to mention how elusive they are with deeply mirrored fields. Similar to the 1891-O also in this sale, this 1890-O has an above average strike. But what really catches the eye is the extraordinary depth of reflectivity in the fields coupled with thick mint frost over the devices. The rarity of such pieces are demonstrated by the population data. Only 25 Gems have been certified by both services (16 by PCGS, 9 by NGC), and only one coin is finer (9/08). A light accent of golden color is seen around the margins on each side. From The Jack Lee Estate, Inventory.
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