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Lot 1461

1895. PCGS graded Proof 65 Cameo. A lovely white gem cameo. Only 880 minted of which merely 355 examples are estimated to have survived. Rarest of the rare in the Morgan series, considered by all to be the King of the Morgan Dollars and for obvious reasons, only 880 Proofs were minted and it is from these few that tens of thousands of collectors, if not hundreds of thousands of collectors, must vie with one another for ownership of the small floating supply on the market at any one time.

The coin is, quite simply, a stand-out. As can be seen in the photographs, it retains its fresh white brilliance of color throughout the years it spent with devoted collectors. Where some are toned from contact with the sulfur mint paper in which these where wrapped, few today sparkle like this gorgeous Proof 65 1895. Faithful to every detail from a full blow by the dies, the hair is crystal clear down to the tiniest strand, and this includes the curls above the ear; included also in this full blow by the dies, a resplendent eagle, proud and assured, with full-featured wings stretched wide and a nice feather-covered chest projecting from the central part of this side of the design. The coin itself, grading Proof 65, is set in a PCGS "Cameo" holder and will forever remind us just how spectacular these early Morgan dollars were in Proof condition the day they were made. Dont let the current active market price dissuade you from bidding. As seems inevitable whenever a great rarity like a Gem Proof 1895 Morgan dollar changes hands, the interest and value only intensifies, year upon year. Pop 11; 8 finer, 1 in 65+, 2 in 66, 5 in 67 (PCGS # 87330) .
Estimated Value $50,000 - 60,000.

Realized $63,250

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