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1879-S S$1

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Type Coin
Title 1879-S S$1
Date 1879
Grade MS64
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7092
Denomination S$1
Mint Mark S

1879-S $1 MS64 NGC. This S-mint issue, like the early-date San Francisco issues that immediately follow, is popularly sought-after for inclusion in collectors' type sets. The 1879-S with the Reverse of 1879 (as here) is widely collectible through the highest levels of Mint State. The present near-Gem dollar has a dusky overlay of predominantly violet-gray patina with intermittent glints of olive-green, gold, and blue. Both sides exhibit a bold impression, save for marginal softness on the eagle's breast. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15452, realized $228. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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