I love early dollars, but only maybe 1 in 20 that I see will make the cut. Most have some problem or another…or a lot of problems and can still be graded and certified. This coin is a happy exception and is basically perfect for the grade. Starting with a solid, even strike, this wonderful early dollar just shows even wear, original surfaces and deep silvery gray patina. Completely free of distractions and adjustment marks. I would put this piece conservatively in the top 5% of the grade.
*NEW* Another outstanding early dollar from Long Beach. Full struck on both sides showing full detail of all design elements. Completely free of distractions and NO adjustment marks. Finished with deep silvery blue patina with golden highlights around the peripheries and considerable remaining luster. AWESOME quality and Eye-appeal.
*NEW* Just out of grading at the Members Only Show, this specimen is superb in every way. Starting with light, even CAMEO devices contrasting semi-prooflike fields, this exceptional 78-S is bright and brilliant with lovely light golden-rose peripheral and rim toning on both sides. Absolutely fully struck with complete hair detail over the ear, this is a just miss $12,500.