Please note that will be down for scheduled maintenance from approximately 1 AM to 1:30 AM Central Time the morning of Tuesday, November 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience.


    1892 Morgan Dollar, PR68 Cameo
    Among the Finest Known of This Popular Proof Date

    1892 $1 PR68 Cameo PCGS. The mintage of proof Morgan dollars was markedly higher in 1892 than in the immediate years both prior and after, perhaps partly due to the Columbian Exposition that was originally scheduled for that year. The higher mintage is also explained in part by the introduction of the Barber dime, quarter, and half dollar during this year. Along with the new design change came an increased interest in collecting, and this was followed a year later by Heaton's study of mintmarked coinage, also contributing to the rise in popularity of the numismatic hobby. Many of the 1892 proofs suffered from indifferent striking quality overall, with a number of coins lacking complete high-point definition. Such was not the case with the currently offered Superb Gem, however, which is fully struck.

    This is an impeccable cameo proof that displays a glassy, untoned appearance, with none of the often-seen weakness on the hair curls over Liberty's ear. The contrast between fields and devices is unmistakable, and the fragile fields have survived hairline-free and undisturbed by even the slightest evidence of contact. It is essentially untoned on the obverse, but the reverse is beginning to show hints of golden toning on some of the peripheral devices.

    Just two other examples of this issue have been graded as PR68 Cameo by PCGS, with only a single finer PR68 Deep Cameo example certified by the same service (6/13).
    Ex: Dallas Signature (Heritage, 12/2005), lot 2649; National Money Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 1200.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part IV.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 27ZM, PCGS# 87327)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    View all of [The Greensboro Collection, Part IV ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2013
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 790

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 February 21 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre-sale publicity was more than I imagined, and the actual catalog better than I had expected - and my expectations were high!
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Jim Beasley, Tilden Coin Company,
    Allamonte Springs, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $9,915,667
    2017 September 7 - 12 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 September 7 - 12 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $5,398,244
    2017 November 1 - 2 Eric P. Newman VIII Currency Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 1 - 2 Eric P. Newman VIII Currency Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,987,881