Lot #610. 2000-P Sacagawea "Cheerios" Dollar, FS-901, MS-66 (PCGS) and a 2000 Lincoln Cent, MS-66 RD (PCGS).
The January 2010 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/5/2010
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This popular variety is affectionately known as the "Cheerios" Dollar, and it most readily identifiable by the pronounced enhancement evident to the detail on the eagle's tailfeathers. The "Cheerios" name comes from the fact that examples of this variety were distributed by the Mint in boxes of Cheerios cereal as part of a promotional program with General Mills to advertise the new "golden" Dollar coin. Unfortunately for collectors, many of these "Cheerios" Dollars were obtained by non-collectors who eventually spent the coins or otherwise mishandled them. This fact explains the rarity of high-grade examples in today's market. The strengthened variety was also short lived, the Mint smoothing out the eagle's tailfeathers before commencing large-scale Sacagawea Dollar production later in 2000.
An impressive piece with flashy yellow-gold surfaces, this piece exhibits a pretty satin sheen to both sides. A trivial nick in the right-obverse field is evident, but we see no other blemishes of note. Fully struck, and very pleasing to the eye.
This lot also includes a 2000 Lincoln Cent certified MS-66 RD by PCGS--a bright pinkish-red piece with fully impressed devices and none but a few trivial abrasions. (Total: 2 coins)