There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
5674

1894-O $1 MS65 PCGS....

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

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 6, 2011
Item Activity: 7 Internet/mail/phone bidders
1,218 page views
Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Description:

Gem 1894-O Morgan Dollar
Famous Condition Rarity
1894-O $1 MS65 PCGS. "Defeatist" is rarely a word applied to coin collectors. Yet that is precisely the attitude on display when Q. David Bowers tackles the 1894-O Morgan dollar. He states right off the bat, "Mint State examples of the 1894-O dollar are often wretched in appearance." He then asks, "Is there hope?" The question, at least as he asks it, turns out to be largely rhetorical:

"Yes, there is, but a great deal of searching will be needed to find an example that is decent or above average (but not sharp) in striking details and with attractive luster--a cherrypicker's challenge and delight. Probably the best way is to view coins certified as MS-63 and MS-64, with patience, and see what happens. The luster is often nice on higher-graded pieces, if that's a help. Or, you can give up and buy a worn specimen, saving both time and money."


There is, of course, another option: pursuing one of the conditionally rare MS65 pieces, as embodied in this attractive Gem. It is one of just nine MS65 examples certified by PCGS with none finer (11/10). While the strike on the central obverse shows characteristic softness at the hair over Liberty's ear, the piece offers both gorgeous luster and uncommonly impressive surface quality. Green-gold toning of varying intensity appears at the borders, including a partial fingerprint to the left of the date, while the centers remain virtually brilliant. A more than uncommon opportunity for the dedicated Morgan dollar collector.
From The Shrike Set - The Karschner Collection of Morgan Dollars.(Registry values: P7, N7079) (NGC ID# 255W, PCGS# 7230)

View all of [The Shrike Set - The Karschner Collection of Morgan Dollars ]
View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




Videos:
FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
888,741
bidder-members
$981,916,746
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 13 days left to consign to the 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Waldorf NYINC!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I must say that you exceeded my expectation.
R.Z. ,
Hypoluxo, FL
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $11,168,270
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,019,868
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,806,473