1883-S摩根银币 PCGS MS 67+
1883-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-67+ PL (PCGS). CAC.The faintest champagne iridescence glistens across the otherwise brilliant surfaces of this incredible Superb Gem. Stark prooflike reflectivity flashes throughout the fields on both sides, framing the satiny and lustrous devices. Intricately defined to all elements and virtually untouched beneath magnification. A true pinnacle of both execution and preservation.
This piece can be traced back 116 years to the Chapman brothers sale of the legendary John G. Mills Collection in April 1904. Simply described as "Uncirculated, with Proof surfaces" in lot 767, it was sold to John M. Clapp for $2.25. It did not appear at auction again for almost exactly 93 years, when we offered it as part of the historic Eliasberg Collection, Part II, in April 1997. Featured in lot 2265, we described it as "one of the most important Morgan dollars to come to market in our generation." Now, a quarter-century later, we can confidently make the same assertion.
It ranks as the sole finest known from this issue, sitting at the top of the PCGS Population Report across all categories.Although often overshadowed by the 1884-S, the 1883-S is highly elusive in Mint State in its own right. While the mintage was 6,250,000 pieces, the 1883-S is one of the few Morgan dollars that saw active circulation beginning in the 19th century. Indeed, worn survivors are available with ease. On the other hand, Mint State survivors are scarce in todays market. While many examples emerged from federal holdings in the 1950s and 1960s, these were quickly absorbed by contemporary collectors. No other significant quantities were found apart from a partial bag in the estate of LaVere Redfield. The coins from both the Redfield hoard and the Federal holdings seemed to average about MS-63 in condition. The issue becomes incredibly scarce in Gem, with only about 100 coins known. At the Superb level, they are essentially unobtainable, and even more so with any degree of prooflike contrast. This coin also features a PQ Approved sticker, which acknowledges the overall superior quality.PCGS# 7149. NGC ID: 254K.PCGS Population: 1; none finer in any category.Ex S.H. and H. Chapmans sale of the John G. Mills Collection, April 1904, lot 767 for $2.25; J.M Clapp; John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr; our (Bowers and Merenas) sale of the Eliasberg Collection, Part II, April 1997, lot 2265; Heritages sale of the Sanderson Family Collection, lot January 2009, lot 4964; Illinois Set, the #1 All Time Finest on the PCGS Set Registry.