This is a nice email I received today from a wonderful customer who purchased numerous coins from me in the mid-90’s.
I love to get feedback like this! I want every one of my customers to have this kind of experience.

Larry,
Read your description below. A blast from the past. Your original SIMCO description as stated in your catalogue:

1897-O PCGS MS-64  This coin is AWESOME! Untoned, and blazing white, this monster is struck up like a proof, light years better than the pancake strike often found on this date. Even the last hair over the ear is chiseled like it was the first coin struck. The eagle’s breast feathers are bold and full. With a PCGS population of only 5 pieces, it is safe to assume that there are none even close to this coin. Given that the ho-hum average PCGS MS-64 1897-O Dollar in the recent Heritage sale brought about $10,000, this piece should be worth double that, it is that nice!”

Originally purchased from SIMCO in 1997. Owned this piece 15+ years.

(You sold) The coin sold to me for $12,500.

This piece was consigned to the Heritage Signature Sale in Jan 2014 and hammered down for $28,200.
A record to date for this issue in MS-64.

Thought you might enjoy.

J.