A rare coin in true gem condition, this absolutely original 1883-S is difficult to photograph with its subtle pink and blue coloration and pewter patination overlaid on bright silver surfaces. Interestingly, under magnification one easily sees the "pull-away toning" extending radially outward from the stars and date; this is an additional hallmark of originality, as this phenomenon generally occurs only on toning that has taken a very long time to develop. Artificially toned coins generally do not exhibit pull-away toning. From Northeast Numismatics.
Wayne Miller Collection - Jack Lee Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4963, $40,250