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    1884-S Morgan Dollar, MS62
    Challenging Issue in Mint Condition

    1884-S $1 MS62 NGC. Production of Morgan dollars at the San Francisco Mint was a relatively modest 3.2 million pieces in 1884, down considerably from the 6.2 million examples struck the previous year. Many coins were released into circulation in the 19th century, and the issue is not difficult to locate in circulated grades today. Mint State coins are a much different story. It seems that few high-quality specimens were saved by contemporary collectors and the coins held in government storage were probably melted under the provisions of the Pittman Act in 1918. The 1884-S was not well-represented in the Treasury releases of the 1960s and the issue is scarce-to-rare in all Mint State grades today.

    This impressive MS62 example exhibits well-detailed design elements, with just a trace of blending on the hair strands above the ear. The lustrous surfaces are lightly marked for the grade and the overall presentation is most attractive. NGC has graded 62 numerically finer examples (7/19).(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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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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