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    NGC 1901-S MS 65. With the fourth lowest mintage in the Barber dime series, the 1901-S has long been recognized as a key date in the series. Only 593,022 pieces were struck, and it is relatively scarce in all grades with mint state examples rated as a high R.4. According to the consignor, this coin was found along with three other coins (a quarter, half, and dollar) in the cornerstone of a schoolhouse in Reno, Nevada. The other three coins are also being offered for the first time at public auction, and are listed elsewhere in this catalog. Apparently this mint set was entombed in the cornerstone when the school was constructed and had lain there since that time, unforgotten and as brilliant and lustrous as the day they were struck.
    The surfaces of this piece are bright and heavily frosted, and the fields show just a trace of semi-reflectivity, as is often the case with this issue. Well struck also, the only detracting features on the coin are a shallow planchet depression just below the eye of Liberty and a couple of minor marks on the cheek. An exciting coin with an interesting history. Population: 1 in 65, only 2 finer. (NGC ID# 23EH, PCGS# 4826)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 1994
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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