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U.S. Coin Values: Morgan Dollars (Proof).

About 1878-1921 $1 CAM

Some of the proof Morgan dollars struck from 1878 through 1904, as well as the limited number of proof-quality strikes in 1921, exhibit cameo contrast in which the devices, inscriptions, and other raised design elements of the coins bear white, frosty surfaces. The degree to which the cameo contrast bears out varies from piece to piece. But the general idea is that so long as the raised surfaces exhibit mostly complete, if even only light, frostiness then it qualifies as a cameo. This is particularly so if the devices and other raised elements on both sides of the same coin exhibit this cameo contrast.

On older proof coinage such as Morgan dollars, cameo proofs are generally much scarcer than typical proofs exhibiting little to no contrast between the devices and the fields. Cameos are thus not only scarcer than ordinary proofs, but they also command a much larger premium. How does one tell the difference between a cameo proofs and a deep cameo? While the nuances of subjectivity sometimes cause a bit of confusion in this department, as it does in most areas of coin grading, most experts agree that a deep cameo must show heavy frosting on the devices of the obverse and reverse with heavy contrast between the devices and the fields.

Obverse: Portrait of Liberty centered. On the left are found 7 stars with the words E*PLURIBUS*UNUM followed by 6 stars on the right. The date is positioned at the bottom.

Reverse: The heraldic eagle is centered holding a bunch of arrows and branch surrounded by and olive leaves. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA * ONE DOLLAR frame the periphery. Mint mark, if any, appears above the letters DO of DOLLAR.

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Denomination: $1 / One dollar
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Morgan silver dollar
Coinage Years: 1878-1921
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Weight: 26.73 gr
Designer: George T. Morgan
Edge: Reeded
PCGS #: 87310

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