NGC Grades One of the First Morgan Dollars Struck in San Francisco
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So who was J. Gus. Burt? And why did he get this dollar? Are there any other special strikes like this? I'm sure they didn't just make one. 

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29 minutes ago, physics-fan3.14 said:

So who was J. Gus. Burt? And why did he get this dollar? Are there any other special strikes like this? I'm sure they didn't just make one. 

I found this in a different article about another of the Specimen 1878-S dollars: "... . Mr. Burt was a local businessman and former official of the Bank of California. He lived and worked a few blocks from the Mint.....The engraved presentation piece to Burt was listed as Proof 63 in Lot 2254 in the April 6 to 8, 1997, sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection. ."

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