Technically this coin is an unquestionable MS66.9+.We think due to some slightly irregular toning PCGS would not grade it MS67 (we make no promise it ever will).Clearly, this coin sat undisturbed for the majority of its 118 years of existence.
Superior surfaces are extremely clean and have a thick satiny texture. Even using a strong glass yields not even any microscopic surprises. The luster is thick, satiny and unbroken. You can clearly see where the coin was lying on felt or cloth by the colors on the reverse. Those totally original colors include: moderate olive/reddish gold/gold/pale blue and swirl all over. The obverse has a pale deep champagne/pewter color. Miss Liberty and the detail stand out with crisp sharp strikes. The eye appeal is excellent!
PCGS 10, NGC 8, CAC 4. PCGS has graded 2 in MS66+ and 1 MS67, one MS67+. The last PCGS CAC MS67 to sell brought $19,975.00 08/2015. As we all know, the market spanked these coins really hard. You won’t find a better time to buy GEM MS Barbers!