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Lot 2357

1922 Grant Dollar, With Star. NGC graded MS-68. A magnificent gem boasting rich natural greenish-golden mint bloom colors. This is the finest example we have seen. In order to sell extra Grant Commemoratives to the public, the commission releasing these gold dollars arrogated to themselves a lesson learned from the Alabama commission people the year before. They had the mint stamp a tiny star into the obverse field above the word GRANT. A total of 5,016 were so counterpunched while each coin was in the die so as not to cause a flat spot to appear on the opposite side. Only a few people were tricked by this sly ruse. Today's collector, therefore, has plenty of choice to gem Grant with Star examples from which to choose but at the top end, the population dwindles. The present coin is far better than most. Tied for finest graded at either service. Pop 9; none finer. (PCGS # 7459) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.

Realized $12,075

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