1851 $1 MS63 NGC....
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"I believe that sharp-eyed bank tellers, Treasury employees, hotel clerks, and others, perhaps equipped with a coin buying guide issued by Cook, Morey, von Bergen, or some other nineteenth century precursor of B. Max Mehl snapped up all the examples they could find. Such coin premium books were distributed in large quantities beginning with Cook's efforts in the mid-1870s and, for all I know, even earlier by others. Even so, very few were ever found."
This Select Mint State coin has bright, semiprooflike fields, with a sharp strike and light, even golden-steel toning. The date is high in the exergue, characteristic of the Originals, and numerous die breaks on the reverse signal the reuse of that die from business strikes of 1850. Clashing from the reverse appears in the field near Liberty's right (facing) arm. Census: 9 in 63, 3 finer (8/09).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24YP, PCGS# 6939)
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