By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers Peace Dollar……
Appearing in our December 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction is an exceptional MS-67 (NGC) 1924 Peace dollar that ranks among the finest of the issue. Traces of powder blue patina dust the surfaces of this incredible Superb Gem. The surfaces are virtually pristine, and display uninterrupted mattelike luster across the devices and fields. Well-struck and very appealing, both type collectors and Peace dollar specialists will surely appreciate this beautiful treasure.
With nearly 12 million examples struck, the 1924 Peace dollar is among the more available dates of the series in most Mint State grades. These dollars were not needed for circulation and the majority was placed into storage and remained there in bags until they were distributed by the Treasury in the 1940s and ’50s. Bagmarks and blemishes from careless storage and transportation mean that most are in grades of MS-66 and lower. At the Superb Gem level like the current specimen, survivors are considerably scarce. The present MS-67 example approaches the Condition Census for the issue, as NGC has certified just three coins finer through MS-68.
This Superb Gem will be featured in our December 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction alongside many other significant rarities, including a 1921-S Lincoln cent in MS-65 RD (PCGS). The auction will be available for viewing and bidding at www.StacksBowers.com. Call 1-800-566-2580 or e-mail info@StacksBowers.com to consign your collection to one of our future events!