Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 48

Lot 1218

1895 Morgan Dollar. NGC graded Proof 67. A magnificent deeply toned superb Gem Proof example. The multi-color toning features vivid hues of magenta, violet and electric blue on both sides and gives it an immensely beautiful appearance. Only 880 coins minted for the year. It is doubtful collectors will ever know whether the Philadelphia Mint struck business strike silver dollars in 1895. If they ever existed, they seem to have vanished off the face of the earth. Morgan Dollar specialists turn to the 880 pieces of the Proof coinage in order to acquire one of this date and mint.

The present example clearly rates the term "spectacular" and is among the finest specimens we have offered. Its superb color gives it the edge over less vibrant specimens. Further, it displays full glassy fields and bold device impressions on both sides. The coin is equally free of value-reducing blemishes such as spots or hairlines. Some modest contrast is visible on both sides under the color, but because it isn't heavy, apparently does not warrant the Cameo designation from NGC. Because it is so spectacular, because it is so colorful, we anticipate full bidder participation when this carefully preserved and appealing Proof is auctioned. Pop 12; 3 in 68. (PCGS # 7330) .
Estimated Value $70,000 - 80,000.

Realized $90,850

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