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    1888-O 'Scarface' Dollar, MS62
    VAM-1B4, Late Die State

    1888-O $1 Scarface MS62 PCGS. VAM-1B4. A Top 100 Variety. The VAMworld.com site says it perfectly, the late (VAM-1B3) to very late (VAM-1B4) die states of this popular variety are the true "Scarface" VAMs, and command significant premiums over the earlier die states. Here the die break starts at the rim and runs through the dot, downward onto the cheek and touching the lower hair, but the lowest part of the "scar" is not yet quite as heavy as on the very late die state, even though it certainly runs all the way across the cheek and neck. This is a lustrous representative with a dusky silver-gray obverse. The reverse displays blushes of rose-red and sea-green. As usual for the popular variety, the centers are lightly brought up.
    Ex: Chicago Central States (Heritage, 4/2012), lot 5591, which realized $12,650.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 133918, Base PCGS# 87184)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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