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RECOMMENDED U.S. RARE COINS

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  Item # / COIN SERIES:  #002 / Morgan Dollar DMPL
  DATE / MINTMARK:        1897-S
  GRADE / by SERVICE:    MS65 PCGS
  Combined Population:      67 w/ 10 higher

                


  DESCRIPTION:    Deep Mirror Proof-Like Morgan Silver Dollars are some of the most beautiful coins ever minted. What many collectors/investors miss is the fact that the total Mint State population for this variety is much less than the regular business strikes in MS65; since the frosty devices and deeply mirrored fields could only be produced from new dies, the total number minted is also a fraction of the total regular business strike mintage.

This San Francisco mint issue shows an unusually strong strike, with just a hint of golden toning splashed upon the frosty devices.  The cheek and field in front of Liberty's nose have only minor bagmarks for such a large coin, and the mirrors are watery to give an almost cameo effect.  While just a faint weakness of strike appears on the eagle's breast, the reverse's fields are mainly free of haziness.  Another undervalued coin.