||1875-S T$1 MS65 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Type Two Reverse (no berry below claw). This Gem 1875-S Trade dollar displays scattered silver, gray, olive, gold, ochre, and pale blue toning with a couple of russet accents near the date and star 1. The surfaces are exceedingly well-struck. Note the sharpness on all star centers (even though minor weakness appears on stars 6-8), the wheat sheaves, and the sandal on Liberty's exposed left foot, where all five toes and the strap are complete. A small die crack runs from the rim above Liberty's olive branch through the top-left leaf and stars 5 and 6 to the tip of the coronet. A small abrasion, paralleling a few dentils above star 4, is the only mentionable mark on surfaces that are otherwise quite well-preserved. The Type Two reverse presents a similar color palette, with the eagle's feathers fully struck throughout. Diagonal die striations appear on both sides as made -- on the obverse through the upper areas of Liberty, on the reverse through UNITED, the eagle's left (facing) side and neck, and (DOLL)AR. Census: 35 in 65, 6 finer (10/13). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $15,862.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.