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    1877-S Trade Dollar, MS67
    A Stellar Specimen

    1877-S T$1 MS67 NGC. An exceptional Superb Gem, luminous with glorious light champagne, slate, and silver-blue shadings over most of the surfaces that lend each side an aura of hallowed antiquity. Deeper gold adheres to the devices, which makes them stand out from the fields all the more on the obverse. Well matched on the reverse, with deeper gold, russet and blue tones which come alive when examined under a light. The surfaces really make this coin extraordinary, as they are virtually pristine. Even with the aid of magnification, one is hard-pressed to turn up more than the tiniest luster graze or other quibble. Said magnification also emphasizes the power of the strike, with even the intricate veins on the leaves of the branch in Liberty's hand boldly executed.

    In 2008, we wrote: "The combined certified population shows 10 pieces in MS67 and three finer--for the entire Trade dollar series (11/08)." That data remains unchanged over the past 10 years. While one might assume that the 1877-S issue, with its record-high mintage of over 9.5 million pieces, would account for most of those pieces, that assumption would be incorrect. In fact, the combined certified population shows just two MS67 examples of this issue, the present piece certified by NGC and another known to PCGS, with none finer (11/18). Such figures underscore how vital a Superb Gem such as this can be, whether one seeks a top-notch type coin or a crowning condition high for a date set. A fantastic representative for the discerning numismatist.
    Ex: Dallas Signature (Heritage, 11/2005), lot 2268; The Estate of Jack Lee Collection (Heritage, FUN Signature, 1/2009), lot 3980.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part VII. (Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 253E, PCGS# 7046)

    Weight: 27.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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

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