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    1884-S Dollar, Lightly Toned MS61
    Nice Semireflective Appeal

    1884-S $1 MS61 PCGS. A lustrous Uncirculated example of this better San Francisco issue, showing light golden toning over each side and tinges of blue around the obverse periphery. Slight strike weakness occurs over the eagle's breast and the hair above Liberty's ear, as normal, although only a few light lines and tiny marks dot the smooth, semireflective surfaces.

    The scarcity of the issue is well-known, and it remains a significant rarity in high grades. The mintage of 3.2 million pieces was only moderately low, yet what happened to all of the 1884-S dollars remains a mystery. Theories abound, ranging from hidden hoards to mass melting under the Pittman Act, to much of the mintage being shipped to India and converted to rupees. The present coin is a strong survivor for the grade with substantial eye appeal.(Registry values: P9, N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 254P, PCGS# 7156)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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