One of our favorites in the set, this gem original 1894 dollar displays a full palette of blues, including electric turquoise, azure and teal tones amidst an original skin of light pewter and rose-toned silver surfaces. The 1894 is a semi-key date that has always been highly respected by Morgan dollar specialists. Among P-mint business strikes, it is challenged only by the 1901. (The 1895-P business strike is a mythical beast, not believed to exist.)
Ron Guth: BEWARE OF ALTERED COINS WITH REMOVED MINTMARKS
Obverse diagnostic for a genuine coin (circulation strikes only): large, slanted die polish mark in the right foot of the R in LIBERTY.
Reverse diagnostic for a genuine coin: short, horizontal dash inside the lower left part of the triangle next to the eagle's right leg.
Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Setting Standards" by Skip Fazzari, THE NUMISMATIST, March 2009, p. 99
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