I can’t remember the last time I bought a Lafayette Dollar in any grade. They are truly scarce devoid of distracting marks or unattractive toning and often have dull luster. This MS63 is top of the grade in every grade. Sharply struck and completely devoid of distracting marks, this coin is brilliant with full luster and just a hint of lovely rose patina. If you know You will be amazing at the quality for the grade.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* OMG, I remember the moment I saw this coin. An unknown collector approached me at a coin show and said he was directed by other dealers to my table. He handed me what is probably the most beautifully toned Lafayette Dollar I have seen in all of my 36 years of dealing in amazing toned commems. I can only recall two other examples that would be in the same league. One was a MS66 NGC coin which I sold for $25,000 and another was a MS67 PCGS that would be worth somewhere around $75,000 today. The present coin shows light even rose centers going out to stunning, bright sky blue into the fields and peripheries of the obverse. The reverse is similar with more light rose and a thinner band of rose and blue circling the periphery. The strike is full, surfaces are bright and glowing, and the luster is BOOMING. An absolute STUNNER.
*NEW* Lovely light pastel violet rose overall with some sky blue and burnt orange highlights. Unusually pretty toning for an issue that is almost impossible to find with attractive toning. Nice surfaces and full luster.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* Very sharply struck compared to most of the type, which often display significant weakness at the central high points of the eagle’s feathers. Very light original silvery-rose patina on full, glowing luster. Top of the grade.
*SOLD - Henry Hamilton Collection* (Old Green Holder) Original creamy white, not dipped, although many people would call this brilliant white, as it has that look and is not nearly as “toned” as the photo appears. Bright and lustrous.
*ON HOLD* Henry Hamilton Collection* Fully struck with the original brilliance that can be the hallmark of the great California’s Light silvery violet rose patina at the obverse rims. A super flashy original GEM.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* (Old Green PCGS Holder) Brilliant sparkling white with a full strike and bright luster. As most commem collectors know, the horizontal lines below "LIBERTY" on the reverse are die line present on all specimens.
*SOLD - NEW* Probably the nicest Monroe in MS65 holder that I have seen in many years. It's unfortunate that I cannot get a decent photo. If you are looking for this issue, you need to see this coin in hand. High end of the grade with light rose patina on incredible, glowing, lustrous surfaces.