*NEW* A well struck original that shows both strong hair detail and solid reverse detailing. Very attractive, even medium silvery gray toning with hints of original luster in and around the stars and lettering. Small planchet flake between stars 2 and 3 in the right field, as made, and toned to make it virtually unnoticeable. Completely free of adjustment marks. A superior example for the grade with perfect original eye-appeal.
A truly wonderful Flowing Hair dollar. Starting with a full and complete impression from the dies, this coin shows sparkling fields overlaid with lovely silvery gray antique patina, perfectly original and superbly eye-appealing. No distractions or adjustment marks. A great example of our nation’s first dollar design.
*NEW* Fully struck and flashy brilliant white with full, cartwheel luster. Scattered contact marks, but no train tracks as are often seen on the lower mint state examples. Top of the grade in every way and very appealing.
*NEW* Although mint state Trade Dollars are a type I always seek, you may have noticed that I have not offered one in 2-3 years. They are generally not appealing, even in MS64 grade. Many have strike issues, particularly on the head and will come with big gashes or unattractive toning. Finally an exception that is premium quality and deserving of a “plus” designation IMO. Very well struck overall on both sides, this example shows minimum contact marks and nothing at all distracting. Very light silvery rose patina overall with light rose and blue interspersed throughout. The surfaces are creamy smooth and the luster is intense. Absolute top of the grade for both technical quality and eye-appeal.
*NEW* Gorgeous Black and White CAMEO with thick, snowy white CAMEO devices contrasting deeply mirrored fields on both sides. Obverse is basically brilliant with light golden peripheries. Reverse shows just a hint of golden patina, slight deeper at the peripheries. Phenomenal Eye-Appeal.