Lot 2065 in
Rarities Night of our Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money
features an incredible 1894-O Barber dime from the Fossil Creek Collection,
certified MS-66 (PCGS) and approved by CAC. The surfaces of this deeply
original Gem display iridescent turquoise and honey gold encircling a mostly
brilliant center. The coin is richly frosted and satiny throughout, and
features bold definition and exceptional preservation. Astounding eye appeal
and superlative technical merit combine to make this an extremely appealing
1894-O is one of the most significant key dates in the Barber dime series. With
only 720,000 produced, it ranks second in rarity behind only the 1895-O in Mint
State. The small mintage figure ensured that most of the issue would see heavy
circulation; as a result, the majority of survivors are in Extremely Fine and
lesser levels of preservation. Premium Gems like the present example are
extremely scarce, and this piece ranks in the condition census for the issue.
It is among the finest few certified by PCGS, tied at the current grade with
just six other coins including the Eliasberg-Simpson specimen, and three
certified finer through MS-67. For Registry Set participants and collectors of high
grade 19th century U.S. type, lot 2065
represents a significant opportunity.
piece will be featured in the Rarities Night session of our August 2017 ANA auction,
accompanying such rarities as the Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair
dollar and the 1853-O No Arrows Liberty Seated half dollar from the Garrett
Collection. Contact us today at 1-800-458-4646 or email [email protected]
to secure your copy of this exciting catalog!