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    Elusive Near-Gem 1887/6-O Dollar

    1887/6-O $1 MS 64 PCGS. The discovery of this overdate is not quite thirty years old. While little interest was shown in the first few years after its discovery, the popularity of this issue has steadily grown in recent years. Today the overdates from both Philadelphia and New Orleans are highly respected absolute and condition rarities. So far, no Gems have been certified of this issue. This piece shows a few light abrasions and luster breaks on the cheek of Liberty, but it is definitely at the upper end of the MS 64 grade range of the pieces that have been certified. Graded on its own, the reverse is definitely of Gem quality. Brilliant throughout, the surfaces have soft, frosted luster. Apparently struck from a later state of the dies, the lunule at the bottom of the 6 is just barely visible with a magnifier. Population: 35 in 64, 0 finer (3/01).
    From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 254B, PCGS# 7178)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    May-Jun, 2001
    31st-2nd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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