Silver Dollar, 1893-O, PCGS MS 65 DMPL (Deep Mirror Prooflike) CAC
An absolutely remarkable coin. With extraordinarily deep, nearly limitless mirrored fields on both the obverse and reverse; all the devices and legends exhibiting rich, cameo frostiness. The strike is sharper than the renowned Young/Goldfreed/Bodway/Lee coin, with which the present coin is tied for finest known; there is greater definition of the hair above Liberty’s ear, and the eagle’s feathers are virtually full. Both examples share the reverse weakness around the bow and ONE of the denomination. Few hairlines to distract, but a small tick or two are noted on Liberty’s nose and near her eye; there is also a small mint-caused inclusion above the 9 in the date. A small reverse mark to the left of the eagle’s wing can serve as an identifier, otherwise few marks of any distraction. There is the faintest hint of gold tone at the peripheries, otherwise essentially white. A splendid example of this significant rarity.
Probably Jefferson Coin and Bullion; Ralph Stone Collection (before 1995); thence by descent.