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    1895 Morgan Dollar, PR55
    No Business Strikes Known

    1895 $1 PR55 PCGS. Mint records indicate 880 proof Morgan dollars were struck in 1895, to accompany a tiny business-strike mintage of 12,000 pieces. Unfortunately, none of the regular-issue coins have ever surfaced in any collection, leaving collectors to wonder if the mintage figures represent some kind of accounting error, or if the coins were held in government storage until 1918 and melted under the provisions of the Pittman Act. In either case, date collectors have always relied on the small supply of proofs to fill this whole in their collections and the 1895 has often been called the "King of the Morgan dollars." This lightly circulated proof shows just a touch of wear on the sharply detailed design elements and the fields are brightly reflective in sheltered areas, around the devices. Only minor abrasions are evident.
    From The McDonald Family Collection. (Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 27ZR, PCGS# 7330)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    February, 2020
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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