A lovely "white" coin with beautifully sharp contrast and nice, deep mirrors. Some faint traces of haze in the fields (and I mean REALLY faint!), are all that keeps this coin from being slabbed a couple grades higher. Even a picky collector will like this one!
Wow! Fully struck from unworn dies with cartwheel lustre. A light scratch behind the head (which you can only see if you catch the light just right!) is all that keeps this coin from being at least an MS65. There are lovely, light, original patches of pewter/grey toning, and the...
Although lightly cleaned at some point long ago, leaving faint hair-lines, these have since virtually disappeared under a rich amber / reddish-brown toning. The details are razor-sharp. One can't think of any currency coins in Proof as "common", but the 1911 is FAR scarcer than the first...