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    1884-S Morgan Dollar, MS62
    Elusive Issue in High Grade

    1884-S $1 MS62 PCGS Secure. Production of Morgan dollars declined at the San Francisco Mint in 1884, to a fairly modest 3.2 million pieces. A significant portion of the mintage was released into circulation in the 19th century, and the 1884-S can be located in circulated grades with little trouble. However, Mint State examples are much more elusive than the mintage figures would indicate. The 1884-S was not well-represented in the Treasury releases of the 1960s. It seems likely that most of the coins held in government storage at the time of issue were melted under the provisions of the Pittman Act in 1918, accounting for the issue's scarcity in high grade.

    This attractive MS62 specimen exhibits sharp definition on all design elements and the pleasing surfaces show only grade-consistent contact marks and light scratches. Vibrant mint luster adds to the considerable eye appeal. PCGS has graded 74 numerically finer examples (11/18).(Registry values: P9, N2998) (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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