1896 $1 Dollar Morgan PCGS MS67 (CAC) EX SIMPSON-SUNNYWOOD
This piece has the ultimate pedigree in toned Morgans. It is all there and then some quality wise too.
A truly spectacular SUPERB GEM that was added to the original Sunnywood Collection from the late dealer, Mike DeFalco, who was an early specialist in toned Morgan dollars.
The swirling colors are rich and the totally original patina is heavy on the surfaces. However, as you rotate the lustrous surfaces in a light, the variegated shades of pale-teal, amber-gold, violet-brown, and tangerine-peach mingle together leaving just subtle traces of the original silver surfaces gleaming in areas. The originality of the patina is really captivating, and the only distraction mentioned for accuracy is an ancient fingerprint (invisible) on Liberty’s cheek, which is otherwise smooth and mark free. The eye appeal is SUPERB!
PCGS 241, NGC 67, CAC 78. When this marvelous toner sold in our October 2014 sale of the Sunnywood-Simpson Collection, it brought $7,931 on an estimate of $4,500-$5,000. This spectacular coin deserves to be placed in another world class toner set. Mother Nature is proud of the work she did here-no question!
In person, the colors show much better-you do not have to imagine them.