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    1894 Morgan Dollar, MS65+
    A Spectacular Example of This Semikey

    1894 $1 MS65+ PCGS. CAC. PCGS Tour - JCS Collection. If not for the 1893-S issue, the 1894 would be far more famous, as its 110,000-coin mintage is only 10,000 pieces higher than that of the key San Francisco issue. As it is, the 1894 has attained considerable cachet as the rarest Philadelphia circulation strike in the Morgan dollar series. Contemporary collectors paid little attention to this issue, preferring proofs when a Philadelphia coin was needed. A few bags of the date were included in the Treasury releases but went by without fanfare. Soon afterward, however, it became apparent that existing supplies of the 1894 dollar would not keep up with increasing demand. Today, the 1894 is considered one of the semikeys to the set, particularly in better Mint State grades.

    In the traveling exhibition put on by PCGS in the early 1990s that showcased the finest Morgan dollars certified by that firm, this coin represented the 1894 issue. Although a half dozen finer examples have been certified by PCGS since then, this high-end Gem still commands great respect among series specialists.

    Overall design sharpness is excellent, and luster is frosty overall. Faintly textured surfaces are pale silver with just a suggestion of tan color along the rims. Both sides reveal only the most minute surface grazes. A carefully preserved coin with uncommon eye appeal, sure to be prized by its next owner. Population: 30 in 65 (3 in 65+), 6 finer. CAC: 9 in 65, 3 finer (7/19).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2010), lot 1177, which realized $43,125.
    From The Shucart Family (JCS) Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars. (Registry values: P8, N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 255V, PCGS# 7228)

    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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    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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