Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Amazing PR66 Cameo 1895 Morgan Dollar

    1895 $1 PR66 Cameo NGC. Numismatists have often speculated about the possible existence of any non-proof 1895 Morgan dollars from Philadelphia. Bowers, in his Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States, A Complete Encyclopedia (1993), quoted the traditional mintage figure of 12,000 business strikes for this date, although he noted: "I have never seen an authentic specimen. It is presumed that the entire mintage, if indeed it ever existed, consisting of only 12 mint bags, went to the melting pot under the provisions of the Pittman Act of 1918." In 2004, Bowers was more definite in his opinion regarding this issue. In The Official Red Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, Bowers states "In 1895, at the Philadelphia Mint, there was no coinage of silver dollars for circulation."
    Perhaps the alleged mintage of 12,000 business strikes in 1895 will never be definitively proven or disproven.
    Among the finest specimens that we have ever seen, this Premium Gem proof displays essentially untoned surfaces that only exhibit hints of golden color on the high points of the design and along the rim. The deeply reflective fields and sharply struck devices are equally free of grade-limiting blemishes. Sharp contrast is evident on both sides and this factor easily warrants a Cameo designation. We anticipate significant bidder interest when this conditionally scarce example crosses the auction block. Census: 14 in 66 Cameo, 20 finer (8/09).(Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27ZR, PCGS# 87330)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    22nd-24th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 6,914

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 16 days left to consign to the 2021 February 3 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You and your colleagues at Heritage could not have packaged the collection in a more professional and attractive way to buyers.
    Robert Ruff,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search