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    Beautiful, Peripherally Toned 1880 Trade Dollar at the Superb Gem Level

    1880 T$1 PR67 PCGS. This consignor is well known to the staff at Heritage, and, even if his consignment does not convince everyone, we can certainly attest to the fact that he had an incredible "eye" for quality. Actually, we suspect that those who view the present Superb Gem will not have to be reassured of this fact. Mirrored and bright, the fields are silky smooth with nary a grade-limiting blemish to report. As befits the grade, the devices are equally well preserved, but there is some frosting in evidence that imparts modest cameo contrast. There are dustings of powder-blue color over some of the denticles and in select rim areas, and warm reddish-orange peripheral iridescence is also seen framing bright, untoned centers. The only criticism we have, and it is minor at best, is that a slightly uneven impression has left a few of the obverse star centrils a bit indistinct. Nonetheless, this is a gorgeous Condition Census representative of one of the most popular proof-only issues in the Trade Dollar series. Population: 5 in 67, with none finer (1/03).
    From the Bay Area Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27YS, PCGS# 7060)

    Weight: 27.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The Bay Area Collection, Part 1 ]

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2003
    20th-22nd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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