105 Proofs were struck. The quality of Proof gold from the 1892-1896 era is just about unbeatable for its quality of appearance. The amount of contrast seen on many Proofs from this era is incredible and this example is a clear indication of this as it has completely frosted devices set against very deep, watery fields. What makes this coin so appealing is its remarkable natural deep orange-gold and coppery color which is present on both the obverse and reverse. The surfaces are bright and reflective with no hairlines of note; a tiny mark before Liberty's mouth appears to be mint-made and in the planchet. This is a scarce date even as a business strike and the survival rate for proofs is not as high as one might expect with maybe three dozen known. This piece would be perfect for the Proof collector working on a type set of Liberty Head issues as it has the appearance of a Superb Gem at around half the price.