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Lot
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1880-O $1 MS65 PCGS. CAC. VAM-53B....

2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston #1192

 
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Auction Ended On: Dec 5, 2013
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Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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1888-O Morgan Dollar, MS65
Small O, VAM-53B
1880-O $1 MS65 PCGS. CAC. VAM-53B. Ex: The Shrike Set. Clear obverse and reverse clash marks in combination with several prominent reverse die gouges identify this Small O variety. Characteristics of VAM-53B are clearly illustrated at VAMWorld.com, where it is listed as R.6.

Both sides of this Gem are highly lustrous with brilliant and frosty silver surfaces and an above average strike, including some hair definition over Liberty's ear. There is no evidence of toning on either side. The date is elusive in high grades. In fact, NGC and PCGS have yet to certify any examples above MS65. Population for 1880-O: 32 in 65, 0 finer (10/13).
Ex: The Shrike Set - The Karschner Collection of Morgan Dollars / Tampa FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5651, which brought $23,000.(Registry values: P6, N4719) (NGC ID# 2543, PCGS# 7114)

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