||Meiji Trade Dollar Year 10 (1877), JNDA 01-12, KM-Y14, MS65 NGC. The scarcest of this short-lived issue, in immaculate condition. A flawless strike, with superb steel-blue and gold toning over prooflike surfaces. This three-year issue (1875-77) is extremely popular with collectors of Japanese coins, and advanced numismatists are well aware of the difficulty involved in acquiring a Gem example of this type. None have been certified finer by either NGC or PCGS.
Realized $18,800.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.