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    Popular 1888-O Hot Lips Dollar, AU55

    1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obverse AU55 PCGS. Ex: Leroy Van Allen. VAM-4. Hot Lips. A Top 100 Dollar. The plate coin for VAM-4 in all editions of the VAM book, but also the first major Morgan die variety found by Van Allen. After reading Francis Klaes' 1963 pamphlet, Die Varieties of Morgan Sivler Dollars, Van Allen found the present piece in a bag of 1,000 mixed dates obtained from a bank in 1963. This "Hot Lips" dollar has been kissed by a trace of highpoint wear, but the still brilliant silver surfaces retain nearly full luster. The variety is a doubled obverse die, with prominent doubling on Liberty's nose, lips, and chin.
    From The Leroy Van Allen Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2556, Variety PCGS# 133919, Base PCGS# 7308)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    April, 2008
    16th-18th Wednesday-Friday
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