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    1888 Morgan, PR67+ Deep Cameo
    The Sole Finest Deep Cameo at PCGS

    1888 $1 PR67+ Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. In A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, Dave Bowers concisely explains the scarcity of the 1888 proof with cameo contrast:

    "About this time the Mint became sloppy in the making of Proofs, and not long afterward dealer Harlan P. Smith filed a formal complaint. Still, proofs of the era beginning about now are not in a visual par with those of earlier in the decade. Be picky, picky, picky, and perhaps you will find a nice one!"

    Simpson was picky when he selected this example for his collection. It is the sole finest of only three Deep Cameos at PCGS (4/20), and the level on contrast between the liquidlike fields and frost-white devices is almost unheard of on any other 1888 proof. A touch of strike softness is restricted to the hair above Liberty's ear, while the overall eye appeal of this coin seems to belie the issue's poor reputation. For such a well-contrasted, brilliant proof to survive in this numeric grade is truly magnificent. Population: 1 in 67 (1 in 67+) Deep Cameo, 0 finer. CAC: 1 in 67, 0 finer (1/21).(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27ZH, PCGS# 97323)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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