A Colorful Sampling of Dollars

I see hundreds and thousands of beautiful coins every week, but here are a few colorful gems that might be otherwise get lost in the mix. The first is an 1878 7TF (Reverse of 1879) Morgan silver dollar graded MS65+* by NGC. This rainbow Gem’s obverse looks like a sunset, with a lovely gold sky mixing with crimson, cobalt, and aqua before going through a smaller but similar flow of iridescence approaching the right edge of the obverse. The reverse is mostly white with a crescent of pumpkin orange which blends into tones of dark fuchsia into electric blue. Scattered contact marks are present on the obverse, though mostly masked by the powerful toning, and are more prominent on the reverse.

The second coin is an 1882-S Morgan graded MS67 by PCGS and has passed CAC approval. The slightest hint of haze is the only thing holding the obverse back from its blazing luster. On the reverse stunning cartwheel luster flashes through vivid gold, violet, aqua and royal blue. The third coin is an 1886 Morgan graded MS65 by PCGS in a second generation “Doily” green holder. The obverse flashes shades of fulvous orange to soft pastel blue and lavender. The final coin is an 1882-CC Morgan in a GSA holder, graded MS65* by NGC. The coin’s obverse is nearly blast white with just the smallest hint of color through the E-PLURIB of the motto. The reverse is what makes this coin special. Fiery orange blended with rich magenta slowly blend with a lovely mixture of turquoise and cyan. There are two disruptions in the otherwise flawless coloration, the first a minor spot between the E and D of UNITED, and the second a more prominent area of some streaks of original, gray toning from the top of the right wing through to the rim from A to the top of the R in AMERICA. Overall it is well deserving of the star and is very attractive.

These coins will be featured in our upcoming 2012 August ANA Sale as lots: 9386 (1878 7TF), 9437 (1882-S), 9458 (1886), and 9582 (1882-CC GSA).

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