1761/51-Mo Pillar Dollar - big day for the collection
The Seattle PNNA is coming up in two weeks and I was going to look for a cob or pillar 8R for my collection. Looks like I don't have to anymore.
Was at my LCS by chance and something caught my eye in the display case - they had just gotten in a Pillar Dollar. I asked if they could take it out so I could take a look at it. It has two Chinese chopmarks on the obverse (can any chopmark enthusiasts or someone who knows Chinese ID the character?), some remnant mint luster on the reverse, and some stuff going on underneath the date. This coin has it all... well, the surfaces aren't the most original I've ever seen, but for the $175 I paid, this was a no-brainer purchase. These have really shot up in value in the last few years. (Trust me - I was prepared to pay a good bit more in Seattle!)
"You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."