Tied for SECOND FINEST GRADED. The 1844 silver dollar saw a mintage of only 20,000 and they were all struck from a single pair of dies. Any Mint State example is a real prize for the advanced collector, as this date is elusive even in circulated grades. At the present grade, this date is EXTREMELY RARE and highly desirable.
Totally original and very high end! A rich antique dove, pewter, gold, olive, and lilac-gray patina blankets the essentially GEM quality surfaces. A creamy mint frost glows with an ember-like brilliance under the color, bringing out the subtle shifts in iridescence to life. Aside from a minor mint made "strike through" at the upper left obverse rim, the strike is crisp and complete. The eye appeal is excellent in every possible way!