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    Remarkable 1879 Morgan Dollar, Superb Cameo Proof 68

    1879 $1 PR68 Cameo PCGS. Some difference of opinion exists about the actual production of proofs this year. Mint records indicate 1,100 were struck, but Breen differs with this figure suggesting that just 650 proofs were produced; 250 struck in the first quarter, 500 in the second, for a total of 750, 100 of which were melted as unsold. His research lends him to believe that 450 leftover 1878 examples were counted in with the Mint figure as they were on hand in January, 1879. Bowers, on the other hand, believes that fewer than 1,100 proofs may have been struck, but more than the 650 figure. This is one of the few remaining examples that has been properly cared for over the years and never cleaned as so many were. A wonderful toning scheme including purple-magenta and turquoise-blue is seen in a concentric fashion on each side. Hairline and mark-free, a remarkably attractive coin. Population at both services: 3 in 68 Cameo, 0 finer (1/05).(#87314) (Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27Z3, PCGS# 87314)

    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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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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