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Like the 1896-O (an issue that is also well represented in this sale), the 1897-O is known for poor striking definition, dull luster, and, as a result, limited eye appeal. On the other hand, most of the Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike coins extant display an exactness of strike that is a radical departure from the norm for the issue.
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