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    1891-S Dollar, Remarkable MS67
    High Condition Census Rarity

    1891-S $1 MS67 NGC. In the 2014 reference Morgan Dollar, Michael Standish writes: "John Love recalls five bags full of low-grade Uncirculated 1891-S Morgans being part of LaVere Redfield's hoard of silver dollars." This corresponds to the moderate availability of this date through MS64. In Gem condition, however, the 1891-S emerges as a better date among San Francisco Morgans, and in MS66 it is genuinely rare. The finest examples known grade MS67, but with only 11 such pieces reported by NGC and PCGS combined, their acquisition is extremely difficult.

    This is only the second Superb Gem that we have handled in the past 10 years. In our April 2017 Central States Signature sale, a PCGS coin garnered more than $15,000. As impressive as that piece was, we feel that the current coin may surpass it on visual grounds. The strike is a trifle sharper on the eagle's talons, and there are no roller marks on Liberty's jaw. Radiant, brilliant cartwheel luster is frosty and original and devoid of abrasions. This is an 1891-S that will stand out in a high-end Morgan dollar collection. Formerly part of the #2 NGC Registry Set of Morgan dollars, circulation issue (all coins). Census: 4 in 67, 0 finer (8/20).
    Ex: Summer FUN Signature (Heritage, 7/2007), lot 1554; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2018), lot 5479.(Registry values: P5, N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 255K, PCGS# 7210)

    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, 2020
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
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