Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena April '97 as part of a large lot #2327.
Ron Guth: The 1926-S Peace Dollar is a relatively common coin and it is the only one of the S-Mint Peace Dollars that can be found with a good strike. The mintage was nearly 7 million coins, making this the last of the Peace Dollars with a mintage of over 2 million pieces. Most of the certified Mint State examples fall into the MS-63 and MS-64 categories, with about equal distribution between the two grades. MS-65 examples are fairly plentiful, but the population drops off a cliff in the MS-66. In MS-67, the 1926-S Peace Dollar is a true condition-rarity, and none have been graded finer by PCGS. Luster ranges from frosty to brilliant; several of the top examples have bright, booming luster. Often the eye appeal is diminished by bagmarks, but when clean examples are found, they are very attractive.
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