Exceptionally deep mirror fields reflect the light while the frosted devices show extraordinary depth and texture. The bold contrast is not only dramatic, but rarely seen on more than a handful of the earliest proofs struck. In the 1890s the Philadelphia Mint produced these highly desirable coins in greater quantities than ever before; while still quite rare, at least a handful exist from most dates. On the Morgan Dollar, the large-format planchet shows this feature to the utmost. A coin that stands as a testament to the 19th century craftsmanship at the United States Mint.
NGC Census: just 10; 23 finer (PF68 Ultra Cameo finest).